By Martin Wein
Was Israel based by means of Czechoslovakia? A heritage of Czechs and Jews examines this query and the ensuing findings are advanced. Czechoslovakia did offer severe, mystery army sponsorship to Israel round 1948, yet this alliance used to be short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952. Israel’s "Czech weapons" have been German up to Czech, and the Soviet Union strongly inspired Czechoslovakia’s aid for Israel. most significantly even though, the Czechoslovak-Israeli army cooperation used to be merely a part of a miles higher picture.
Since the mid-1800s, Czechs and Jews were systematically evaluating themselves to one another in literature, tune, politics, international relations, media, and historiography. A shared conception of comparable fates of 2 small international locations trapped among East and West, in consistent existential threat, helped forge a Czech-Jewish "national friendship" amid classes of estrangement. but, this Czech-Jewish nationwide friendship, an concept that may be traced from Masaryk and Kafka through Weizman and Ben Gurion to Havel and Netanyahu, used to be extra fantasy than truth. family have been usually combined and hugely depending on greater ancient advancements affecting significant Europe and the center East.
As the Czech Republic emerges as Israel’s major ecu best friend, this publication offers a well timed research of this old-new alliance and is vital interpreting for college students and students with an curiosity in background and Jewish Studies.
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