History Series

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

Know Your History: The Six Day War (Time Magazine June 16, 1967)

Time's coverage of the Six Day war is very illuminating

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

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

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: 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 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: Farid Kassab, First Arab To Use Term “Palestinian”, Praised Zionists

Meet Farid Kassab, thought to be the first Arab to use the term "Palestinian"

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: 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: 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


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