Wikimedia Israel

Wikimedia Israel

In 2018, Wikimedia Israel gathered archival images from the early 20th century with expired copyrights and published about 28,000 images to Wikipedia’s platform for free, public access. The photos give insight into life of Palestinian families in the region—Muslim,...

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Desecration of the Beit Dajan Mosque

Desecration of the Beit Dajan Mosque

Since the creation of the Israeli state, many extremist groups of Jewish people have desecrated Muslim holy sites. For example, there is proof that Jewish settlers destroyed the centuries-old mosque in Jerusalem by arson and vandalism in 1967. A letter to the United...

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British Soldiers Arrest Palestinians

British Soldiers Arrest Palestinians

In the early 1900s, Palestine experienced waves of Jewish migration and colony-building, including the founding of Tel Aviv in 1909 and the creation of the Haganah (the Jewish paramilitary organization) in 1920. On August 15, 1929, Zionist groups organized a great...

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Palestinian Carpenters in Nazareth

Palestinian Carpenters in Nazareth

This photograph is a stereoscope image from 1900 of carpenters in Nazareth, Palestine. Many believe Jesus Christ was a carpenter from Nazareth. Another carpenter from Nazareth, Azmi S. Audeh, wrote about “the simple life of [his] Palestinian family” prior to the Nakba...

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Palestinian Families Become Refugees

Palestinian Families Become Refugees

These photos show Palestinian families forced to leave their homes and become refugees during the Nakba, or the creation of the Israeli state. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin revealed to the New York Times in 1979 his first-hand account of the expulsion of 50,000...

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Depopulation of Safed in Palestine

Depopulation of Safed in Palestine

Safed is a city of the Upper Galilee and one of the oldest cities of historic Palestine. Safed is an ancient town mentioned in writings by Titus Flavius Josephus, a first-century Romano-Jewish historian and military leader. Palestine Open Maps shows how Safed has been...

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Yaffa (Jaffa), Israel

Yaffa (Jaffa), Israel

Yaffa (or Jaffa, or Yafo in Hebrew) is an ancient port city that, prior to the Nakba, was the largest city in Palestine. These photos from the early 1900s show Yaffa as a growing commercial city with train tracks, ships, and automobiles. The few thousand Palestinians...

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Stefan Moore

Stefan Moore

A self-described “secular Jew,” documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore wrote about the troubled history of creating the Jewish state for Consortium News. He argues for a shift from fighting for a two-state solution toward a “democratic secular state accommodating both...

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Zionism in Israel

Zionism in Israel

Howard Lisnoff wrote about “The Long View of Palestine, Israel and War” in a piece for Counter Punch. In the article, he reflects on the history of Zionism in Israel and the dehumanization of Palestinians. He aptly points out that critiquing Zionism and occupation...

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A History of Oppression

A History of Oppression

In an Opinion piece for Moment Mag, David K. Shipler reflects on the weight of history and memory in shaping the ongoing violence the Israeli government is waging against the people of Palestine. As a former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, David speaks...

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Gaza and Ireland

Gaza and Ireland

Susan Webber, under her Naked Capitalism pen name Yves Smith, reposted and commented on an article by Aidan McQuade titled “Gaza: Did the West Learn Nothing from the Peace Process in Ireland?” Originally posted on OpenDemocracy.net, the article compares the U.K.’s...

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