Category Archives: History

Sweden, Palestine and the United States by ROBERT FANTINA

Sweden’s new Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has announced that that nation will be the first of the European Union to grant official recognition to Palestine. To date, 134 of the 193 member states of the United Nations recognize Palestine. This … Continue reading

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A Dear Jon (Voight) Letter About Gaza and the History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dear Jon Voight, We write to you as admirers of your work for many years. We are also professors of modern Middle Eastern studies, specializing on the history and contemporary realities of Israel, Zionism and Palestine, and between the two of us, we have … Continue reading

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The Pakistan zeitgeists: A nation through the ages By Nadeem F. Paracha

The searching 50s Pakistan was carved out from the rest of India in August 1947. It was made up of the region’s Muslim-majority areas on the west and east sides of colonial India. The creation of Pakistan had been the … Continue reading

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Liberating Syria – Franklin Lamb

It is clear that the Syrian public and their officials, in all 14 of the country’s governorates, are committed to the complete restoration of their nation’s peerless and incomparable archaeological heritage sites as soon as security conditions permit.

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Nakba Day – Israelis Forced to Confront a Guilty Secret by JONATHAN COOK

For 66 years Israel’s founding generation has lived with a guilty secret, one it successfully concealed from the generations that followed. Forests were planted to hide war crimes. School textbooks mythologised the events surrounding Israel’s creation. The army was blindly … Continue reading

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The lost diary of Queen Victoria’s final companion

Abdul Karim’s writings, hidden by his family until now, throw new light on a close and controversial relationship, says Ben Leach. ‘I am so very fond of him. He is so good and gentle and understanding… and is a real … Continue reading

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How the United States Was Used to Create Israel by JAMES ABOUREZK

Having studied enough American Indian Tribes over the years, I have grown accustomed to creation myths that each Tribe assigns itself as its reason for being.  And the definition of “chutzpah” that I’ve been taught is that of a young … Continue reading

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