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In Jerusalem You killed me … and I forgot, like you, to die.

Duma, (West Bank) Palestine late July 2015: An eighteen-month-old Palestinian child, Ali Dawabsheh has been burnt alive in an arson attack by  Jewish extremists, while both his parents died from their injuries within weeks.

From the first day, the Israeli authorities imposed a press embargo on the subject, banning the media from publishing any details or developments related to the investigation. On 31 August 2015, the embargo was extended by a month. 

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Israel & the Growth of Nationalism

Nationalism is fine, but it does not justify encroachment on a neighbour’s territory.

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1024px-arch_of_titus_menorahJewish-Roman Wars


Philistines settled in Palestine in the 12th century BCE, which confirms that Palestine had long been a nation (see Palestine, Britannica). After the three Jewish-Roman Wars, fought between 66 CE and 136 CE. Palestine was renamed Syria Palaestina by Roman Emperor Hadrian after he crushed the Bar Kokhba revolt of 132-136, thus named after Simon bar Kokhba (d. 135). The Bar Kokhba revolt is the third of three Jew-Roman wars, but it is sometimes called the second, the Kitos War being omitted.

Jerusalem was renamed Aelia Capitolina and Jews could no longer enter the city.

800px-thumbnailExpulsion of the Jews during the Reign of Hadrian


The concept of nationalism was not new to the 19th century. Traits and circumstances shared by a number of individuals such as language, religion, foklore, location, not to…

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