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Title: Trauma and the making of Israel's security
Author: Starman, Hannah
ISNI:       0000 0001 3478 1034
Awarding Body: Aberystwyth University
Current Institution: Aberystwyth University
Date of Award: 2001
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Abstract:
The thinking that resulted in this thesis has its roots in the first televised images that marked my childhood. The destruction of Beirut under the Israeli fire was the news item during my first school holidays. I was seven years old and I remember seeing Menachem Begin's impassionate speeches, thinking that they made sense. Knowing that Hitler was the ultimate evil, and hearing that Arafat was like Hitler, how could it be wrong to destroy him? But when I looked among the images of people in Beirut to find the Nazis, all I could see were people who looked poor, quiet or scared. Nothing like the tall and erect Nazis, shouting out orders in their uniforms and shiny boots. I was confused. And this confusion bred a lifelong interest in what was really going on in Israel. How could a people that had suffered so much cause so much suffering? Why were they telling the world that they were fighting the Nazis? And why did the world believe them?
Supervisor: Dunne, Timothy James ; Booth, Kenneth Sponsor: E.H. Carr Award (Department of International Politics)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.494634  DOI: Not available
Keywords: holocaust ; trauma ; Eichmann ; Lebanon
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