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History Series

A series where I use history to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.

Know Your History: Past UNESCO Shenanigans

In light of today's UNESCO resoluton, a look back at past UNESCO shenanigans

That Time a PLO Researcher Inadvertently Screwed Up

The PLO's Bassem Sirhan wrote Palestinian children: "The generation of liberation" in 1970. One part stands out as a huge own goal.

Know Your History: James Finn’s Observations In The Holy Land 1846-1856

Some more fascinating writings which can help break some myths about the conflict

PA Historian Admits No ‘Palestinian People’ in 1917 (Updated With Video)

From the indispensable Palestinian Media Watch

Know Your History: Israel’s Offer to Repatriate Arab Refugees (NY Times July 1967)

Another fascinating glimpse at the past

Another Map Of Palestine, Another Own Goal For Israel Haters

With enemies like this, who needs friends?

Know Your History: Those Palestine Mandate Coins 1927-1948

Because history is on our side

Know Your History: Jews Transforming The Land (NY Times, 1890-1912)

More illuminating reports from the New York Times back in the day

Know Your History: Arabs Of Palestine – Thoughts On Living With Jews (NY Times...

A revealing report by Clifton Daniel, who would later be the paper's managing editor

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