Vintage Palestine photos

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Higgs Boson, Jul 2, 2013.

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    Higgs Boson Guest

    For those who appreciate vintage photos here's a site that features very interesting 19th Century and early 20th Century photos, some sepia, taken IIRC by Christian groups.


    shows Jewish people and institutions of the periods against background of important historical and political events -- British, Turks, etc.
    Higgs Boson, Jul 2, 2013
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    DanP Guest

    Din't know Jews were expelled from Jerusalem in 1929 and 1936.

    DanP, Jul 4, 2013
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    Mort Guest

    There were also many massacres in that era.

    Mort Linder
    Mort, Jul 9, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    It's not something that the British are proud of, today. Understanding
    of the thousands of such incidents helps people of good will understand
    some Israeli actions. There are people of ill will, on both sides who
    exploit these fears and tensions, for political purposes. What you see
    was far from an isolated incident. There are even people today who claim
    the Holocaust never happened, and that the atrocities were exaggerated.
    I would gladly introduce any of them to some of my neighbors.
    Back to photography, images such as those keep the memory of those
    atrocities alive.
    PeterN, Jul 12, 2013
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    Higgs Boson Guest

    Higgs Boson, Jul 13, 2013
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    DanP Guest

    Well, speaking of the these specific events, the British did not harm the Jews at the times mentioned. In fact they did the Jews a favor in 1936 by cooperating with Haganah.

    DanP, Jul 13, 2013
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    newshound Guest


    I'd forgotten, until reminded by the film about McCullin on the TV
    recently, of just what the Christian Phalangists got up to in Lebanon in
    the 1970's. Puts more recent Islamic fundamantalism into slightly
    different context.
    newshound, Jul 13, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    The just restricted Jewish immigration to what was then Palestine and to
    PeterN, Jul 14, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    As I said earlier, there were people with agendas, on all sides who were
    trying to take advantage of this unrest.

    PeterN, Jul 14, 2013
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