Bumpy Road – Soviet Block and Israel 1947-1950

Monday – July 25

Dr. Maciej Kozłowski
 
Since the beginning communist ideologies stood in sharp contrast to Zionism, when in May 1947 the Soviet delegate to the UN, Gromyko, supported the division of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, it came as shock to the whole world. Subsequent diplomatic and military support by the Soviet Union and the whole Soviet Block became a decisive factor for Israel’s survival.
But very soon the Kremlin policies changed and the once supportive international entity became an archenemy for Israel.
This lecture will try to answer the reasons behind the changes in Soviet policies towards Israel and how other countries within the Soviet Block, in particular Poland, played into this scenario.
 
The implementation of the project is possible due to the support of Nissenbaum Family Foundation.
 


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