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

Know Your History: Palestinian Art (NY Times Dec 11, 1929)

The term "Palestinian" to refer to the Arabs who were living here pre-1948, as well as their descendants, is a relatively recent invention. Here's another example showing this.

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.

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

Know Your History: The Six Day War (NY Times June 8, 1967)

A fascinating look back at the NY Times coverage of one of the most important events of Israel's modern history

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: Arab Boycott (NY Times Dec 4, 1945)

Introducing a new series where I bring to you news from the newspaper archives to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict

Know Your History: The 1929 Hebron Massacre

More insight into that fateful day 87 years ago

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?

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

From the indispensable Palestinian Media Watch

A Map Of Palestine From 1759!

The awkward moment the Israel haters inadvertently educate you on ancient Jewish history

Know Your History: Prince Faisal (NY Times March 28, 1920)

A new installment in my latest series

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


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