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Present Absentees: David Cronin

Panel: Regional & international perspectives

April 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Address by David Cronin at MEMO’s ‘Present Absentees: Palestinian Citizens of Israel & the Nation-State Law’ conference held in London on April 27, 2019.

David Cronin is an Irish journalist living in Brussels. He is an associate editor of the Electronic Intifada, a website focused on Palestine. His books include ‘Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism’ and ‘Israel and Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation’.

PANEL: Regional & international perspectives

The Nation-State Law was condemned internationally, with the European Union (EU) claiming it would further prevent any possibility of the two-state solution becoming reality. In retaliation, Israel has shunned the EU, labelling it hypocritical, hostile and accusing it of interference in Israeli affairs. This cooling of EU-Israel relations has coincided with a decline in Jewish-American support for Israel, as left-wing advocacy groups and young Jewish-Americans have become disillusioned with and increasingly critical of Israel.