Category: History

For more information on the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, please see IfAmericansKnew.org

Israeli forces poisoned Palestinian wells during Israel’s founding war… and after

‘”Place the Material in the Wells..” Documents from Israeli archives reveal the Israeli army’s 1948 biological warfare… Some oral testimonies have previously reported this – now two Israeli historians have found the ‘smoking gun’..plus recent reports of Israelis poisoning Palestinian wells…

Palestinian hunger strikes: growing resistance against growing Israeli crimes

Over 1 million Palestinians have been held in Israeli prisons over the years. Thousands have been held in “administrative detention,” which means imprisonment without a trial or even charges. More & more, Palestinian prisoners are protesting this barely-legal practice through hunger strikes. Frail, emaciated Palestinians make Israel very nervous.

Queen Elizabeth boycotted Israel, Charles hoped for “freedom, justice & equality to all Palestinians”

Queen Elizabeth was horrified by Israel’s occupation of Palestine, & refused invitations to visit Israel. In 2020 Prince Charles, on a trip to the West Bank, expressed his heartbreak over witnessing the  ‘suffering’  and  ‘hardship’ endured by the Palestinian population under Israeli occupation… He said his “dearest wish” was that the future would bring “freedom, justice and equality to all Palestinians…”

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth’s Unofficial Boycott

In her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth crisscrossed the globe, but purposely skipped Israel. In 1984, during a visit to Jordan, she found the settlements ‘depressing’ and IDF planes over the West Bank frightening… For decades, the British royal family had boycotted Israel. It wasn’t an official boycott, but it was often unofficially acknowledged by officials…

Transcripts of Kafr Qasem Massacre Trial Revealed: Palestinian ‘Fatalities Were Desirable’

Israel’s 1956 Sinai Campaign included the massacre of 50 residents of the Palestinian town of Kafr Qasem for violating a curfew that they had not been told about. Testimony indicates that Israeli soldiers were told to “leave a few dead in each village” in hopes they would frighten the rest of the residents to flee to Jordan.

A brilliant explanation of the history, present, and possible future of Palestine by  anthropologist Khalil Nakhleh, a Christian Palestinian from the Galilee who experienced Israel’s founding war and subsequent actions first-hand. Mixing current & archival footage, the film provides a powerful, unusual, and profoundly valuable viewpoint.