History Series

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

Know Your History: The Palestine Of 1897 (NY Times Aug 15, 1897)

From the New York Times August 15, 1897

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: Dr Martin Luther King’s Support For Israel, One Week Before Six-Day...

Don't be fooled and read what happened from a newspaper of the time

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 Jewish And Arab Populations In The Holy Land (NY Times...

As usual, a fascinating look back at the past, from which we can learn a lot

Know Your History: Eyewitness To The Six Day War (National Geographic, Dec 1967)

Charles Harbutt's photo essay about the Six Day War is a gem

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: The 1929 Hebron Massacre

More insight into that fateful day 87 years ago

Know Your History: Palestine, The Land Of Promise (NY Times Sept 24, 1922)

Another revealing look at modern pre-state history of Israel

Know Your History: Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver – From Israel-Hater To Zionist

With the Black Lives Matters movement being co-opted by Israel haters and antisemites, now seems like a good time to look at Eldridge Cleaver,

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

We jump to 1964 in the latest installment of my series


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