Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 10: The Population Under the Turks, Mid-Nineteenth Century...

Introduction: Peters prefaces this chapter with two quotations.  The first is from a remarkable Anglican clergyman, James Parkes,  born on Guernsey, he fought in WW 1, and spent substantial time on the Continent.  There, he...

From Peters’ Time Immemorial, Summary of Chapter 3: The Arab Jew

Introduction “The Arab Jew” is the longest chapter of Joan Peters' book.  The chapter profiles many of these vulnerable communities, the other, true but ignored, refugees of the Middle and North Africa.  It tells of...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 2: The Invitation

Introduction Some personal Reflections on this chapter: The overarching, abiding sentiment that resonates with me after reading this chapter is of the incontrovertible conclusion that the Arab States have waged a massively successful internal and external...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 8 “Palestina”: A Precedent of Prey

“'Palestina': A Precedent of Prey” examines the falsehoods inherent in the modern-day Arabic-Muslim narrative that the Land was always Arab.  Ms. Peters traces the actual history of the Holy Land in some detail and...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 4: Ideology of the East, Rhetoric of the...

Introduction: Edmund Burke said “Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it”.  It would be comforting to think that World War II, the Holocaust, was somehow unique.  So it's disturbing to read that...

UNRWA media advisor pushes anti-Israel fauxtography (UPDATE)

UNRWA media advisor Adnan Abu Hasna has a high-profile job in Gaza. Here he is with then-EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton: And with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon:   Here is what the Facebook page of...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 5: Zionism in the Arab World and The...

Introduction/Personal note: Salomon Benzimra z”l submitted this summary barely two weeks before his untimely death on March 15, 2016. He passed away on a flight back from Israel after a mission to consult with Tzipi...

Project “Genesis of the Palestinian Authority”

The purpose of this project is to have our book “Genesis of the Palestinian Authority” reach 1,000 influential people and influence their policy or coverage of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Our center will arrange for...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 9: Dhimmi in the Holy Land

Introduction: This chapter is replete with excerpts from historical observations of the life of the Jews in Palestine in the middle ages through to the rule of the Ottoman Empire from 1516 to 1918. These excerpts...

Review of the book “Bullets of Palestine”

“Howard Kaplan is probably without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Bullets of Palestine is a terrorist thriller by an author who knows the...