History Series

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

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: The Battle of Gaza (NY Times April 15, 1917)

When the New York Times reported factually

Know Your History: Past UNESCO Shenanigans

In light of today's UNESCO resoluton, a look back at past UNESCO shenanigans

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: 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: 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

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


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