Monthly Archives: November 2007

The 1947 UN Division of the Mandate of Palestine

********See yesterdays posts and today’s earlier post to bring you here******* Despite the explicit promises of the British, and the League of Nations Mandate for a Jewish Homeland in 1922, Britain, before World War II, began to severely limit Jewish … Continue reading

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An important anniversary

One of the ironies of this weeks Annapolis convention is that it falls on the anniversary of the United Nations vote on the division of the British Mandate of Palestine into Arab and Jewish nations. What most who discuss the … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuit – Some Fun facts about Palestine Part I

Here is a brief history of what is conventionally called “Palestine” and hence the derivation of “Palestinian”. This new post is divided into 2 posts because of it’s length. The area of the world roughly between Egypt in the South … Continue reading

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MEMRI on the Iranian Pre emptive strike

As I have noted in previous posts, the Iranian capabilities are established by what is known as “intelligence on the ground” i.e. spies within the Iranian hierarchy, military and civilian. This is different than the situation had been in Iraq. … Continue reading

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A note on Annapolis

While the fun is taking place at the Annapolis conference, there are interesting statements coming from Hamas and the Saudis. As I have frequently written in my blog, one of the things that the west does not hear, usually because … Continue reading

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Is the Israel-Palestine Conflict about the Size of Israel, or About Its Existence?

For those who don’t know him, Bernard Lewis is the pre eminent scholar of the Muslim world and professor emeritus at Princeton. He has written dozens of books on Islam and it’s relation to the rest of the world. Bernard … Continue reading

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An amazing statistic

The front page of the NY Times had an amazing statistic today. New York City is on pace to have fewer than 500 murders this year. It was only in 1990, a mere 17 years ago that the city hit … Continue reading

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