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Know Your History: The Desolation of Palestine (NY Times May 3, 1880)

series where I bring to you news from the newspaper archives and historical documents to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.

I’ve dealt with it before: contrary to the palestinian Arab narrative, the land was a desolate mess before the mass immigration of Jews returning to their indigenous homeland.

But it never hurts to provide more proof. And here it is – a New York Times article from  1880.

Note: I cannot provide a link to the full article since it is only available to those who have purchased a NY Times subscription. But I have provided screenshots below.

Click on the images to enlarge.

“What might it not become again, with fair usage and good government?”

If only they knew it happened.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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