Israel’s Responses to Communist and Leftist Antagonism, 1967-1989

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Date(s) - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Univesity of Maryland


The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, presents, Distinguished Professor Jeffrey Herf. Please RSVP Avis Koeiman at

From the Six Day War of 1967 to the end of the Cold War in 1987, the Soviet bloc, the East German government and West German organizations of the radical left attacked the state of Israel’s moral legitimacy, justified terrorist attacks against it and supplied Israel’s enemies with weapons and training. This talk recalls those assaults but focuses on Jewish leaders in West Germany and Israeli leaders and officials’ response, mainly the interventions of Israel’s Ambassadors in the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.