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Adolph Hitler receiving Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in Berlin during World War II.

Hitler, Benjamin, and Hajj Amin

It’s always rather fun when world leaders make historical…
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Seal of the caliphate in Gaza City

During the late 1990s, a young Iraqi Islamist self-proclaimed…
Jerusalem in 2011.

The Jewel in the Crown of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring has given an interesting twist to the Arab-Israeli…
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Abu Mazen isn't finished, just yet

The last thing Mahmoud Abbas needed was a pat on the back from…
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In memory of Shafiq al-Hout (1922-2009)

In the early 1950s, a young student rose to the podium at the…
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Jerusalem: A victim of historical neglect and ignorance

Arab intelligentsia's response to a new campaign mirrors centuries-old…
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We miss you dearly Mr Arafat

On the fourth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, let…
The legendary Leila Khaled in the late 1960s

To live not die for Palestine

I teach a seminar on "The world after 9-11" and like to start…
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An open letter to Barack Obama

  Allow me to call you Mr. President in advance, although…
Yasser Arafat and Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen).

The Making of a Figurehead: History Lessons From Tokyo and Ramallah

As the world focuses its attention on Iraq and the future of…