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History Series

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

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.

The New York Times Has Truly Hit a Wall

There was a time the New York Times would never have dreamed of writing something like this

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

From the indispensable Palestinian Media Watch

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: Restriction on Access to Jerusalem Holy Site & Subsequent Strike (NY...

Some more historical context you need to know about

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

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

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