The Year that Israel Considered Joining the European Economic Community

  title={The Year that Israel Considered Joining the European Economic Community},
  author={Sharon Pardo},
  journal={Conflict Studies eJournal},
  • Sharon Pardo
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Conflict Studies eJournal
The history of Israel–EU relations has received considerable scholarly attention. The conventional starting point for this history is almost invariably April 1958, when Israel became the third country in the world to request the establishment of a diplomatic mission in Brussels. The background and the lead up to that request, however, have been largely neglected. The article seeks to fill this scholarly lacuna by relating the hitherto untold story of Israel's exploration in 1957 of the… Expand
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