Like its Arab neighbors (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq), Israel was created on land that belonged to the Ottoman Turks and was not part of any nation in any meaningful sense of the term. It was not created by Jewish conquest but by the edict of the victorious powers in World War II who shifted [...]
In mid-May, as usual, many newspapers around the globe devoted their pages to the seemingly irresolvable problem of Palestinian refugees. For instance, on May 16, the www.xinhuanet.com website of the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported from Israel:
According to the United Nations (UN) figures, some 726,000 Palestinians left their homes 62 years ago, shortly before [...]
From its opening image, Rogue State proceeds to dismiss the idea that the Cold War was a conflict between nuclear superpowers or a contest between totalitarianism and freedom. Instead Rogue State presents the Cold War as the concoction of a single omnipotent power – a power whose ends are predatory and evil – able to [...]
The Chicago Tribune’s Ron Grossman writes:
I took a quick survey in the newsroom the other day, something between a Rorschach test and a pop quiz, asking younger colleagues to identify an iconic photograph [see photo above] of World War II.
While some instantly recognized the image, others couldn’t quite place it.
Extremely disturbing on many levels.