Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik: The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik

The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948, 1st Edition

By Daphna Sharfman

Routledge

236 pages

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This book presents a multidimensional case study of international human rights in the immediate post-Second World War period, and the way in which complex refugee problems created by the war were often in direct competition with strategic interests and national sovereignty.

The case study is the clandestine immigration of Jewish refugees from Italy to Palestine in 1945–1948, which was part of a British–Zionist conflict over Palestine, involving strategic and humanitarian attitudes. The result was a clear subjection of human rights considerations to strategic and political interests.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part 1: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Ch.1 Refugees in Europe 1920-1948

Ch.2 Human Rights- a 'Window of Opportunity?'

Ch. 3 Jewish Refugees ̶ the Long Way from the Camps to Palestine

Part 2: POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

Ch.4 Political Developments: The British, the Americans, the Zionists and the Palestine Question

Ch. 5 British Immigration Policy

Part 3: A CASE STUDY: JEWIH REFUGEES IN ITALY ̶ HUMAN RIGHTS DRAMA OR AN EXCERCISE IN REALPOLITIK.

Ch. 6 Italy and the Allies: 1943-1948

Ch.7 Italy and the Jews – The Fascist Burden and the War Time Rescue

Ch.8 Jewish Refugees in Italy

Ch.9 Britain and Italy ̶ Politics and Pressures

Ch.10 The Italians and the Zionists, the Clandestine Cooperation and the La Spezia Affair

Part 4: THE REFUGEES' STRUGGLE AGAINT THE EMPIRE

Ch. 11 Britain and the Jewish Refugees: Resistance and Human Rights

Ch. 12 Conclusion: Refugees as International Actors or Pawns

Index

About the Author

Daphna Sharfman is a lecturer and former chair of the Political Science Department, Western Galilee College, Israel. She is the author of books and articles in the fields of human rights, Israeli government, human rights and foreign policy, and the British Mandate of Palestine.

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Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS019000
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
HIS020000
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HIS022000
HISTORY / Jewish
HIS027100
HISTORY / Military / World War II
HIS043000
HISTORY / Holocaust