The Middle Eastern politics of the Brandt era and their consequences
Even today, Willy Brandt’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize and the aura attached to his Ostpolitik cast a long shadow. His kneeling in Warsaw is legendary. However, the West German to the Middle East approach was less successful. The federal government at the time made major mistakes and took great risks. This book presents a history of this period based on documents that have only recently become accessible.
The main events focused on include among other things the murder of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir’s efforts to win Willy Brandt over for peace mediation efforts. Aided by established experts, Wolffsohn presents an analysis of the years 1972 and 1973.