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  • The colourful Twitter history of Palestine (Stealing Jewish-Palestine history 1920s-1930s as if it was "arab")

    08/01/2023 6:04:08 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 48 replies
    David Collier ^ | Aug 1, 2023
    anti-Zionism, antisemitism, BDS, Conflict history, Media Bias, The I/P conflictThe colourful Twitter history of PalestineSocial media sites such as Twitter portray a wonderful history of a state called Palestine – but first let us quickly remember the truth.The historical facts:For the Islamic world, the area of 19th century Southern Syria was a sparsely populated forgotten backwater with rival clans and nomadic tribes presenting a hazardous obstacle for every trip. The weakening of the occupying power (the Ottoman Empire) and growing global trade – resurrected European interest. It was Christian travellers recognising this area as their ‘Holy Land’ that put an...
  • Resources, info for facts on the so-called 'Nakba' - self infliction, Arab leaders' fault VS the real 'Jewish Nakba'

    12/05/2022 8:35:28 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 2 replies
    DP ^ | Dec 4, 2022
    Israel’s amb. to UN launches first exhibit showing Jewish expulsion from Iran, Arab countriesBy Halwy Cohen, The Jerusalem Post, November 30, 2022. - Forced transfer or mass escape?Ha’aretz claims that 800,000 Arabs were expelled from the country by the Jews during the War of Independence. The purpose of this lie is to hide the shameful truth: the great majority were not deported but fled on their own initiativeHanan Amior, Presspectiva, 29.11.22 fate of the Jews in Arab countriesConrad Myrland,, June 28, 2022. Hitler to Putin: Palestinian habit of always backing ‘wrong side’Opinion: In 1940s, then-Palestinian leader Mufti Hajj Amim...
  • Churchill in the holy city: Wartime PM visiting British WWI graves in Jerusalem in 1921 when he was Colonies Minister is among hundreds of colourised 19th and 20th century images from the Middle East uploaded to online archive

    12/26/2021 6:46:31 AM PST · by DFG · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/26/2021 | Harry Howard
    Looking pensive, Winston Churchill is seen talking to a priest in a field surrounded by white crosses. The image, which was taken on March 26, 1921, shows the then Secretary of State for the Colonies at the British War Cemetery in Jerusalem. He is engaged in conversation with Rennie MacInnes, the Bishop of Jerusalem, during a memorial service for British troops killed during the First World War, which had ended just two years earlier. Now, the photo is one of hundreds taken in the Middle East during the 19th and early-20th century which have been colourised for the first time...
  • The Original Nakba: The Division of “TransJordan”

    08/28/2017 7:25:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 27, 2017 | Paul Gherkin
    {Originally posted to the author’s FirstOne Through website}This year marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917 which endorsed “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish People.” The declaration became the basis for the League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations) to endorse the Palestine Mandate which clearly articulated the history and rights of Jews to a reconstituted national homeland in the area now commonly thought of as Gaza, Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.Advertisement  Article 25 of the Mandate allowed the administrator (Britain) to change the contours of the reestablished...
  • Israel 'occupies' no Arab territories

    11/25/2008 2:57:04 AM PST · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 861+ views
    jpost ^ | Nov 19 2008 | LOUIS RENE BERES
    Nov 18, 2008 19:32 | Updated Nov 19, 2008 10:03 Israel 'occupies' no Arab territories By LOUIS RENE BERES In urgent matters of national survival and geopolitics, words matter. The still generally unchallenged language referring provocatively to an Israeli "Occupation" always overlooks the pertinent and incontestable history of the West Bank (Judea/Samaria) and Gaza. A topographical map of Israel, delineating the 1967 borders. Photo: Courtesy Perhaps the most evident omission concerns the unwitting manner in which these "Territories" fell into Israel's hands in the first place. It is simply and widely disregarded that "occupation" followed the multi-state Arab aggression of...
  • The Impolite Truth About the Palestinians

    03/19/2012 5:58:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2012
    “Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community.” Newt Gingrich “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since...
  • Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time

    03/02/2009 11:05:31 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 389+ views
    thebulletin. ^ | February 17, 2009 | David Bedein
    Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time News Analysis By David Bedein & Shmuel Sokol, For The Bulletin Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Jerusalem — During the course of the 20th century, and especially in the years since the 1967 Six Day War, there has been a dramatic change in the academic and popular historiography of the Middle East. The traditional narratives have been supplanted by new and fundamentally different and revisionist ways of looking at the region and its conflicts. A case in point: In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein told the Dutch newspaper Trouw that “The Palestinian...
  • Hadrian's Curse: The Secret All The Arabs Know

    05/22/2008 6:54:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies · 337+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | -22-08 | Tsafrir Ronen
    Hadrian's Curse: The Secret All The Arabs Know At the Annapolis Conference, President Bush spoke about his vision regarding the virtues of two nations for two peoples. One of those peoples – the Jewish people – has a clear identity. Yet it would be interesting to know the identity of the second people. Already in 1977, a central spokesman of that “second people” (a PLO leader, Zahir Muhsein, head of the as-Sa’iqa Organization) revealed the truth in an interview to the Dutch newspaper Trouw. Here are his words: “The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state...
  • Israel - How I became a Terror Tourist

    07/30/2002 5:22:07 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 19 replies · 463+ views
    Media Monitors Network ^ | July 22, 2002 | Shaista Aziz
    It's official I am a terrorist. I am a twenty six year old British Muslim woman. I have spent two weeks in Nablus, Palestine as a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement. The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is an organisation that calls for non violent direct action to show solidarity with the Palestinian people. The Israeli army website refers to international volunteers such as myself as 'terror tourists.' We are viewed as being the enemy along with two million Palestinian civilians in the west bank who are under Israeli curfew. 'Terror tourists' come in all shapes and sizes, nationalities and...
  • Jordan marks Independence Day

    05/26/2002 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Thinkin' Gal · 2 replies · 786+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | Sunday, May 26, 2002
    Jordan marks Independence Day   AMMAN (JT) — Jordan marked on Saturday the 56th anniversary of its independence. Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania attended a reception at Al Hussein Youth City hosted by Prime Minister Ali Abul Ragheb to celebrate the occasion. Addressing the audience, Abul Ragheb highlighted the role of the Hashemite family in building a strong, modern Jordan and their determination to attain more progress and remain true to the Arab Muslim identity of Jordan. Abul Ragheb said King Abdullah has continued with the Hashemite mission “with confidence, ability and earnestness despite the difficult circumstances the...