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 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...

Put GENESIS OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY in the right hands

Photo Credit: ​Vidar​ Norberg​ Only a few remaining species on this planet continue to read books – because it is their job to do so: Diplomatic personnel, Legislative aides, Academic researchers, and journalists. In that context,...

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 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...

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...

Book Review: ​Phantom Nation: Inventing the “Palestinians” as the Obstacle to Peace

956 pages available only at www.Amazon.com Not since Joan Peters’s From Time Immemorial thirty years ago has there been such a book on the Arab-Israeli conflict. It belongs in every Jewish home, synagogue and school....