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An 1843 report of Passover blood libel in the Middle East

The blood libel, an accusation that Jews kidnapped and killed non-Jewish children, using their blood to bake unleavened bread, or matzah, for Passover, is one of the key anti-Semitic tropes. During the seven-day Passover holiday, which ends tomorrow, Jews mark the exodus from Egypt … Continue reading

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s death in the Mandate Palestine press

During the break I took from The Paper Dispatch this past month, I finally handed in my MA thesis (!) and took a short, celebratory trip to Istanbul. While there, it was hard to escape the figure and legacy of Mustafa … Continue reading

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