The History of the Mid East in 90 seconds

While many Israeli and American Jews and supporters of Israel see Israel as the culmination of the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, many Palestinians and others around the world see Israel as an extension of the centuries old history of colonialism and imperialism in the area. Check out this amazing, constantly changing map of the Middle East region, illustrating how various “empires” have risen and fallen in the past 5000 years–in just 90 seconds. It helps to understand those who view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of “Western colonialism.” Go to:
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