Postcolonial Ideology, Political NGOs and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Gerald M. Steinberg "Postcolonial Ideology, Political NGOs and the Arab-Israeli Conflict", in "Israel – Geschichte und Gegenwart", Brigitte Bailer, editor; Politiche Wirklichkeit 24, (Vienna Braumuller, 2009)
19 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2017
Date Written: January 1, 2009
A number of factors can be suggested in explaining this systematic bias. In an international relations framework, realists focuses on Arab and Islamic power, including dependence on oil, fear of terror, and European demographics. Other explanations cite antisemitism – both the “old” model rooted in Christian theology, and the newer version which denies the Jewish people the right to sovereign equality. Some theories cite efforts to deny the unique barbarism of the Holocaust by the grotesque comparison of Israeli self-defense to Nazi behavior. In this article, the case will be presented for considering the role of post-colonialist ideology, which provides a platform for anti-Zionism and antisemitism.
Keywords: Israel, post-colonialism, bias, NGOs
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