History Series

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

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WATCH: Palestine 1900-1918

A fascinating historical film with footage from the Holy Land early last century

Know Your History: The Reunification of Jerusalem and The Jewish Connection

Once upon a time, the Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem and holy sites was not in doubt

Know Your History: The ‘Palestinian Refugees’ As Pawns (NY Times April 20, 1972)

The New York Times stating the obvious over 40 years ago, but what they won't state now

Know Your History: Founding Of The PLO (NY Times May 31, 1964)

We jump to 1964 in the latest installment of my series

Know Your History: ‘Same Arab Race’ in Syria and Palestine (NY Times Sept 1,...

More proof there was no separate “palestinian” identity, and that the Arabs in the area considered themselves part of Syria.

Know Your History: Ramallah – Three Years After The Six Day War (NY Times...

With the anniversary if the Six Day War coming up, some relevant history

Know Your History: Palestinians Return Home

When palestinians returning home meant something else entirely

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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