Category Archives: History

Report on Munich Olympic Hostage Crisis

Here are some videos of the famous reports surrounding the Munich Olympic Hostage Crisis (the second is a remembrance video posted by CNN in 2012). I couldn’t find any of the just the “they’re all gone” report on its own, … Continue reading

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On The “Israel as a Jewish State” Demand

In this article, Yousef Mouneyer answers the query… Why ‘Jewish state’ demand is a non-starter If Washington accepts new Israeli demands, it moves the goal posts further away from a middle ground for a just peace. Last updated: 09 Apr … Continue reading

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MERIP’s Primer on Palestine

This is the latest version of the Middle East Report’s “Primer on Palestine,” a comprehensive guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Contents The Land and the People The British Mandate in Palestine The … Continue reading

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1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant

1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant Here is a 1915 Ottoman governmental ethnic map of Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and other areas in the region.  Check the posting, for analysis of the categories and significance of the map itself.

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The Orthodox Jew trying to unsettle the settlers

The writer Gershom Gorenberg has argued for 25 years that illegal Israeli settlements are ultimately self-defeating. His work has earned worldwide acclaim – but is anyone in Israel listening? Hugh Naylor, foreign correspondent, reports

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Israel’s Future

HERE is an interesting article about Israel and the state of its economy. The article talks about the Israel economy and explains how the economy despite the on going issues with Palestine has continued to grow.

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Even Einstein couldn’t think of a peace plan An archive of Einstein’s letters reveal his thoughts on a problem he couldn’t solve: how Arabs and Jews can live together. From Jerusalem, Donald Macintyre reports

Einstein’s views on Palestinian peace…

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Christopher Torchia, SF Gate, 2/24/2012: “Turkey’s Jewish narrative: tolerance and dark side”

Turkey’s Jewish narrative: tolerance and dark side.  This article discusses the SS Struma sinking that we mentioned in class this week.

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Israel Shamir, Counterpunch, 2/22/2012: “What Really Happened in the “Yom Kippur” War?”

What Really Happened in the “Yom Kippur” War?

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The Cairo Conference and the Creation of Jordan

In 1921, the British split Palestine and Jordan along the Jordan River, a boundary that meant nothing to those living in the area. This website claims that the reasoning was  “The result was that Abdullah, an Arab from the Hejaz (now … Continue reading

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