Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ottoman Map of Basra Province

Here’s a late 19th century/early 20th century Ottoman map of Basra province, which extends down to Oman.  The “Persian” Gulf is referred to here as the “Basra” Gulf. Continue reading

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PM would let all settlers remain in West Bank, official says

Article Link Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not intend to uproot Jewish settlements anywhere in the West Bank, and will not force any settlers to leave, even under a permanent peace deal with the Palestinians, a well-placed official in the Prime Minister’s Office told The Times of Israel on Sunday. Rather, the prime minister will insist […] Continue reading

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Rebecca Erbelding Blog

This is the link to Rebecca Erbelding’s blog, the 2002 UMW graduate who has developed an expertise on conflict, natural disasters, and displacement along with her job at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. This blog is an excellent example of what you can do with your course blogs, should you choose to develop them further. Continue reading

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Israeli Soccer Politics Blog Post

Article Link Here is an blog post by James Dorsey which explores some of the politics of Israeli soccer clubs: Israeli pitches: A tale of racism, bigotry and double standards           By James M. Dorsey     If Israeli soccer pitches are any indication, Israeli attitudes towards Palestinians do not bode […] Continue reading

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1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant

1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant Here is a 1915 Ottoman governmental ethnic map of Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and other areas in the region.  Check the posting, for analysis of the categories and significance of the map itself. Continue reading

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1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant

1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant Here is a 1915 Ottoman governmental ethnic map of Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and other areas in the region.  Check the posting, for analysis of the categories and significance of the map itself. Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Endorsement Deal Conflicts With Charity Work, Aid Group Says

Scarlett Johanssons Endorsement of Sodastream Conflicts with Oxfam: Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Endorsement Deal Conflicts With Charity Work, Aid Group Says By ROBERT MACKEY January 23, 2014 The international aid and development group Oxfam has distanced itself from one of its own global … Continue reading Continue reading

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14 Maps of Syria in History

14 Maps of Syria Throughout History This website, “mid-afternoon maps”, is an excellent resource for Middle East maps in history.  Today’s posting is about Syria, including 14 maps ranging from the early modern period to today.  The maps are easily available for download, and can be used for research papers. This is a good website […] Continue reading

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South Sudan Events Update

Here is a Guardian article about the recent violence in South Sudan, which has led to deaths in the 5 figures in the past couple of months. South Sudan: Diary of a Crisis Consider this — or Syria — as potential paper topics, depending on your interests Continue reading

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Syrian Prison Torture and Execution Allegations

Systematic killing evidence in Syria just tip of iceberg – aid agencies If you read through this entire article, there is a link to an article that also appeared in the Guardian on Monday, which has embedded in it a link to the original report — which is not for the faint of heart.  While […] Continue reading

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