Abstract

ABSTRACT:

The UN General Assembly's 1975 "Zionism is Racism" resolution culminated a decades-long shift in global power dynamics. The Israeli Foreign Ministry's internal debates about how forcefully to oppose the resolution shows to what extent Soviet propagandists had stirred Holocaust-related fears by infusing anti-Zionism with allegations of racism. The diplomatic dustup, especially among African countries, reveals the multi-dimensionality of the Cold War and the Arab-Israeli conflict. In boosting the New Anti-Semitism, the UN fell in American esteem. This illuminating episode demonstrates the power of going public: how the General Assembly could cause disproportionate harm and two individuals could do much good.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-201x
Print ISSN
1084-9513
Pages
pp. 47-72
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-06
Open Access
No
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