Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 7 Remnant of a Tradition: The Arab-Jewish Diaspora

This chapter deals with the remnants of those Jewish communities in Arab lands in the Middle East and North Africa.  By 1982 the largest Jewish population, about 18,000, was in Morocco. Their numbers have...

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 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...

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...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 11 Popular Misconceptions About the Population of Palestine

Introduction: I have been severely jolted in reading Chapter 11 in the process of writing this précis.  Growing up in England since before the outbreak of the Second World I was imbued with an abiding...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 12- A Hidden Factor in Western Palestine: Arab...

Introduction: From my own point of view, Chapter 12 contains more than enough statistical evidence accumulated in years of study by many researchers whose work attests to disproportionate Arab immigration into a tiny portion, the...

FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL – Joan Peters – Chapter 13: A Hidden Movement: Illegal Arab...

Introduction Joan Peters opens her chapter with quotes from British officials: “Arab immigration into Palestine? Why, it did not exist. There was no such thing. No one ever kept track of that. -Veteran archivist, British Public Record...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 14: Official Disregard of Arab Immigration

Introduction: The history of the British people has been indelibly stained by the record of the British Government's mendacious, mal-intentioned management of the Palestine Mandate.  As the reader will see, those twin contortionists, the British...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 15: Britain’s Double Standard

Introduction This chapter focuses on an issue which is documented or at least touched upon in almost every chapter of “From Time Immemorial”:  British restriction and at times suspension of Jewish immigration to Palestine, combined...

Joan Peters, From Time Immemorial, Chapter 16: Jews in Palestine as “Illegals” and as...

Introduction The Balfour Declaration (1917) speaks definitively of , “...the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”.  Four years later, The Mandate for Palestine repeats the identical phrase five times. Notwithstanding...