Friday, December 14, 2018

“Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story”

“Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story” (2012), directed by Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot, is a moving documentary about Operation Entebbe and the titular man’s role in returning the hostages home safely. However,...

Will State Department prevent publication of the GAO investigation of PA texts taught in...

Dr. Anthony Harper, a journalist and constituent of Sen. James Risch (R-IDAHO), the chairman of the US Senate Near East Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked the GAO (Government Accountability Office) as...

Since Time Immemorial – The Joan Peters Project Introduction

This issue is devoted to the legacy of Joan Peters, may she rest in peace. 19 volunteers summarized chapters of Joan’s vital book, FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL, . the inspiration for my professional focus on the UNRWA...

From Time Immemorial, Summary of Chapter 1: The Puzzle’s Extra Pieces

Introduction Joan Peters’ book, published in 1984 and 7 years in the making, began as a sympathetic investigation into the reasons why the Palestinians have remained refugees since the Israeli War of Independence in 1948....

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...

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 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...

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...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 6: Invitation Declined

Introduction: The rosy picture of the traditional tolerance and just treatment of Jews under Islamic rule has been largely demolished by the testimony of Jewish refugees from Arab countries interviewed for this book in Israel,...