Britain's image campaign against the Zionists

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Britain's struggle against the Zionists after the second world war involved the mounting of a propaganda campaign, the aim of which was to sway attention away from the plight of the survivors of the Holocaust and to present these now displaced persons as participants in a nationalistic struggle. This included portraying Zionist activists as shrewd, unscrupulous people who were willing to adopt any means, the exploitation of suffering DPs included, to achieve their nationalistic goals. For their part, the Zionists appealed to world opinion by emphasizing both the distress of the survivors of the Holocaust in the DP camps in Germany and Austria, and the need to accept Palestine as the only solution to their plight. copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-307+396
JournalJournal of Contemporary History
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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