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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

By Daniel K. Eisenbud “These findings depict the affluence and character of the Judean Kingdom and are mesmerizing proof of the city’s demise at the hands of the Babylonians.” During the excavations, concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, structures dating more than 2,600 years ago were unearthed after being delicately extricated from […]

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What should be the Jewish share of the Ottoman Empire?

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What should be the Jewish share of the Ottoman Empire?

June 30, 2017, 11:47 pm Judy Weleminsky   What should be the Jewish share of the Ottoman Empire? Does that seem like rather a strange question? Maybe that’s just because it hasn’t been asked before. When the Ottoman Empire crumbled the land was divvied up and new Middle East countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, […]

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Arab Refusal of Culpability for the Middle East Conflict

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Arab Refusal of Culpability for the Middle East Conflict

 Accusation: mention of “Israel apartheid” (a standard trope in the anti-Semitic wings of the New Old Now Old Far Out and Lost Left) and “letting the refugees return”. How about ending Arab apartheid and absorbing the Arab refugee generations whose first were abandoned between armies in 1948? http://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300172348/palestine-betrayed http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/enough-said-false-scholarship-edward-said https://conflict-backchannels.com/2016/10/03/palestinian-kgb/ Oh, and how about giving […]

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Finding my roots in Tel Aviv

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Finding my roots in Tel Aviv

Raised in England by Iraqi Jewish parents, Rachel Shabi ‘blanded out’ her family heritage to fit in with her peers. Years later, she has finally learned to embrace her parents’ values and her own rich cultural mix by Rachel Shabi

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive, as it became known, is both proud and pitiful.

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The Iraqi Jewish Archive, as it became known, is both proud and pitiful.

By Alex Joffe  To whom do antiquities belong? Are they the property of modern states, current proprietors of the real estate where they were created, however many centuries or millennia ago? Do they belong to the descendants of those who created them, to the extent these can be identified? Or are they somehow the heritage […]

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