On the trail and trial of a Palestinian diaspora: Mapping South America in the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1967-1972

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Abstract

Centred around a May 1970 shooting at the Israeli embassy in Asunción, this article traces a chain of actions and reactions that began with Israel's victory in the Six-Day War in June 1967 and ended after the June 1972 verdict of a Paraguayan court regarding two Palestinians. Situated among Israeli officials, Palestinian refugees and Syrian-Lebanese elites, authoritarian Paraguay was not only encompassed by but also accommodated the post-1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, revealing the connection between the 'areas' of South America and the Middle East through ideas about relocating Palestinians as well as their actual displacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-777
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Latin American Studies
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Palestinians
  • Paraguay
  • Refugees
  • Stroessner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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