Home History Series

History Series

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

Know Your History: Jews Looking Out for Their Arab Neighbors Following Earthquake of 1927...

The Jewish Yishuv asked for funds for earthquake relief - and not just for the Jews

Know Your History: Jewish Acquisition of Agricultural Land in Palestine (JTA, Dec 9, 1929)

A JTA report about certain proceedings of the Shaw Commission, established to investigate the violent rioting in Palestine in late August 1929, which included the Hebron massacre

Draining the Swamps

A must-read academic paper that sheds a lot of light on Jewish eradication of malaria in then Palestine

Know Your History: The Jews Coming Home (Life July 5, 1937)

A fascinating read that makes clear the Jews worked hard and raised the standard of living, not just for themselves but also the Arabs

Know Your History: Ramla as the Last Arab City Established by the Arabs

What you need to know about Ramla

Know Your History: What Gamal Abdel Nasser Said About The “West Bank” and Gaza

In February 1970, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser was interviewed by James Reston of The New York Times

David Ben-Gurion on Hebron’s Religious Significance to the Jewish People

Ben-Gurion was asked to write the introduction to the book Sefer Hebron (The Book of Hebron) by Oded Avisar (1970), and this is what he wrote

Know Your History: Plenty of Palestinian Arabs Were Happy Israel Won the Six Day...

From the July 24th edition of Life Magazine

Know Your History: Jerusalem Sanitation (NY Times Nov 10, 1919)

Jewish initiatives to improve the infrastructure of Jerusalem for the benefit of all inhabitants

Know Your History: There’s Something About Lifta

The village of Lifta is often described by Israel haters as a wealthy, historically palestinian village that was ethnically cleansed by Israel. But what's the truth?

Know Your History: Even the Term “Free Palestine” Was Co-opted From the Jews

"Free, free Palestine!"These are the words shouted out by Israel haters worldwide, more often than not an expression of their wish for the destruction of the state of Israel. But did you know the first use of the words "Free Palestine" were for the exact opposite objective?

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

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.


22,137FansLike
167FollowersFollow
17,697FollowersFollow


Send this to a friend
ARE YOU READY? GET IT NOW!
Receive Daily Updates Right to Your Inbox!