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How Silwan Became an Arab Neighborhood, by Luke Moon (Providence via Mosaic)

By   /  July 17, 2019  /  History, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 17, 2019 A recent article in the New York Times complained of a “right-wing Jewish settler group” that “has moved hundreds of Jews” into the predominantly Arab eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. But, notes Luke Moon, the article says nothing about the area’s history: Silwan’s first inhabitants were Yemenite Jews who in 1881 spent six months traveling […]

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How Gaza’s Past Reflects Gaza’s Present, by Dany Shoham (Algemeiner)

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 11, 2019 “The first Philistines (not to be confused with present-day Palestinians) were invaders originating from Kaphtor (Cyprus or Crete), who arrived on the Gaza coast — close to Grar Stream. They were aggressive and determined.”….. ….”While the Strip’s current inhabitants are not descended from ancient non-Arab Philistines, they bring Gaza’s ancient past — […]

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Ten ways the Palestinians failed to move toward a state during Oslo: Yair Hirschfeld’s critique of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine (Fathom Journal)

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  books, History, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

June, 2019 Yair Hirschfeld was one of the two original architects of the Oslo accords. In this extended critical review of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine. A Political History From Camp David to Oslo (Princeton University Press, 2018), he argues that the book justifies Palestinian negativism, distorts history, and perpetuates a narrative that can only lead […]

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Why History Still Matters: The 1967 Six-Day War by David Harris (Algemeiner)

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 6, 2019 Mention history, and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation, and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes. But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it’s impossible […]

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Painting of Muslim Men Sexually Enslaving White Women Triggers Outrage, by Raymond Ibrahim (PJ Media via M.E. Forum)

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

May 15, 2019 To highlight the apparent threat male Muslim migrants pose to women in Germany, a political party has triggered many on both sides of the Atlantic by using an older painting in its campaign. Painted in France in 1866 and titled “Slave Market,” the painting “shows a black, apparently Muslim slave trader displaying […]

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Rashida Tlaib Has Her History Wrong – Benny Morris (Atlantic via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  History, Holocaust, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 15, 2019 Rashida Tlaib Has Her History Wrong – Benny Morris The historical reality was quite different from what Rep. Rashida Tlaib described as Palestinians creating a safe haven for Jews. The Palestinians indirectly, and in some ways directly, aided in the destruction of European Jewry. After Hitler’s accession to power in Germany in 1933, […]

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The Gaza Blockade: An Explainer BY PESACH BENSON (HonestReporting)

By   /  May 7, 2019  /  History, Human Rights, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 26, 2019 Israel and Egypt have maintained a blockade of Gaza since Hamas seized control of the Strip in 2007. Often overlooked, forgotten or taken for granted in media coverage and public discussion is the reason for the blockade: the threat of Hamas weapons smuggling. Click here for full article

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Contrasting Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Arabs, by Steve Kramer (Breaking Israel News)

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  History, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 11, 2019 A few of my readers recently asked me to explain the difference between “Palestinians” living inside and outside of  Israel’s borders. Who are the “Palestinians” anyway? First, see below: “Palestine” does not exist today as a nation-state, but at multiple times in history, including the present, it has been one of the […]

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So Why Can’t the Palestinians Vote? BY PESACH BENSON (HonestReporting)

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

JANUARY 1, 2019, “It’s Israel’s fault the Palestinians can’t vote.” That’s an accusation we often hear, especially when Israel pivots to election campaign mode. Unfortunately, the Palestinians are disenfranchised. But not by Israel. The Palestinians have been disenfranchised by their own feuding leaders in Fatah and Hamas. A look at the history shows Egypt and Jordan bear […]

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An Open Letter To The World by Rabbi Meir Kahane (Youtube)

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 26, 2008 Dear World, It appears that you are hard to please. I understand that you are upset over us here in Israel. Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry and outraged. Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset over us. Today, it is the brutal repression of the […]

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