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Tensions and boycott: Haaretz’s coverage ahead of the 1932 Maccabiah

I undertook some slightly meta research this week. I looked into Haaretz’s coverage in the lead-up to the first Maccabiah in 1932 – for a piece in Haaretz. The world did not cave in on itself, the universe did not … Continue reading

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Pope Pius XI, strikes and petrol fires: Pictures from around the 1938 world

On its back page, the Arabic daily Filastin published a selection of news photos from around the world. The Christian-owned broadsheet, published out of Jaffa since 1911, was one of the highest-circulating Arabic newspapers at the time. Its main competitor … Continue reading

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The day I thought I discovered a ‘price tag’ attack in the 30s

On Tuesday morning, racist graffiti and slashed tyres were discovered at the town of Abu Gosh near Jerusalem. The graffiti, daubed across the wall of a building overnight, read “Arabs out” and “racism or assimilation.” Police suspected this was the … Continue reading

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75 years ago, a suicide on Rothschild Boulevard

Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard is a street with many stories. At number 16, Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared the new state on May 14, 1948, and Israel’s Declaration of Independence was signed there.  Only a few years ago, … Continue reading

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Israel’s policy of demolishing homes and its roots in the British Mandate

Over the past few weeks, Israel reportedly demolished a number of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, as well as Bedouin homes in the Negev.

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