History Series

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

Know Your History: Jewish Revival Of ‘Palestine’ (National Geographic, Dec 1938)

More valuable insights from old news articles

Know Your History: The “Refugee Problem” (NY Times Jan 4, 1957)

The New York Times opinion on the "refugee" issue back in 1957

Know Your History: Jerusalem, Right After The Six Day War (NY Times July 30,...

Another eye-opening article from the NY Times of old

Know Your History: Sabena Hijacking Rescue Operation (NY Times May 14, 1972)

When the NY times was in awe of Israel's daring

Know Your History: Judea (NY Times Nov 23, 1917)

When the New York Times call places in Israel by their actual names

Know Your History: The Reunification of Jerusalem and The Jewish Connection

Once upon a time, the Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem and holy sites was not in doubt
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Know Your History: The Jewish And Arab Reactions To The Partition Plan (British Pathé)

British Pathé news story on the respective reactions of the Jews and Arabs to the partition plan

Know Your History: Palestinian Arab Identity And Jewish Presence In Palestine (The Sentinel March...

Another fascinating glimpse into old newspapers, revealing truths about the Middle East conflict

Know Your History: French Leftists Supported Israel (NY Times June 3, 1967)

The world was very different in 1967

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

Some more historical context you need to know about


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