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Impact of WWI & the British
This video provides important context about how WWI and the actions of the British Empire impacted Zionism and Arab nationalism.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/B8NGe9p6Y_g?list=PLPvkBEWSL5pKi6GPq2euuNnQeCr7HLulZ

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Theodor Herzl and the birth of political Zionism
Jews have a nearly 4000 year connection to the land of Israel, but the birth of political Zionism emerged in a specific context. With leaders such as Theodor Herzl at the helm, Jews took the dream of creating Israel and made it into a reality!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/g8sxNa-E-H0

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Sykes-Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration
According to the British in the early 20th century everyone got a state -- except they had no idea how they would fulfill the promises they made to Jews or the Arabs living in the region.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/eIfQ4GfSz3U

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Debate on Israel's Nation State Law
This is an interesting debate about Israel's Nation State Law.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UnS8HdceRZc

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Alan Dershowitz says that Israel should have turned its Declaration of Independence into a Basic Law, arguing that the Nation State bill harms Israel's image.

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Israel and Colonialism
Criticizing Israeli policies like settlements is perfectly legitimate. Accusing Jews of being colonizers in their own homeland is not.

http://www.trustorysocial.com/app/uploads/41a76e5086814ab0b253858e94ed76ea_IsraelIndigenousRights.jpg

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Israelis Aid Syrian Refugees
For years now, the Israeli organization IsraAID has been helping Syrian refugees in Greece and elsewhere. Overall, they reach more than 750,000 people a year with humanitarian aid, and strive to empower communities rather than making them dependent.

http://www.trustorysocial.com/app/uploads/2adb792e5add45cfa413733d5c8d8edd_IsraAID.jpeg

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Access to holy sites in Jerusalem
Jerusalem is the only city in the world with ancient sites that are holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Israel safeguards free access to holy places and each religious group’s right to administer its own holy sites.

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA_Graphics/MFA%20Gallery/Israel60/ch6.pdf

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Palestinian refugee crisis
According to historian Benny Morris, the most prominent scholar on this issue, responsibility for the Palestinian refugee crisis in 1948, "is split among [Israel], the Palestinians and the Arab countries – with enormous responsibility lying with the Palestinians who started the conflict."

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.748673

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The "ethnic cleansing" slander
According to Benny Morris, the most prominent historian on this issue, "ethnic cleansing was not carried out in Israel" during the 1948 War.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.748673

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Neil Lazarus offers interesting analysis of Israel's controversial Nation State bill here.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/awesomeseminars/the-nation-state-law?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=user%3A4835590&utm_term=episode_title

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What is a Basic Law?
In the wake of the "Nation-State Law" passed by the Israeli government in 2018, there has been some confusion about what a Basic Law is. Here is an explanation and list of all of Israel's Basic Laws:

https://www.knesset.gov.il/description/eng/eng_mimshal_yesod.htm

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Practical impact of Israel's Nation State Law
Israel's Democracy Institute, which is highly critical of Israel's Nation State Law, says it is problematic but won't change how the country is run.

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jewish-Nation-State-Law-not-a-game-changer-IDI-says-563735

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Israeli opinions about the Nation State Law
According to a poll conducted after the Nation State Law passed, 60% of Israelis believe the law should have included language about equality.

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/24311

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
The Israel Democracy Institute offers an explanation and critical perspective on Israel's Nation State Law.

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/24241

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Eugene Kontorovich argues that Israel's Nation State Law is similar to laws that exist in many democratic European countries, and does not infringe on minority rights.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-over-itisrael-is-the-jewish-state-1532039000

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Alan Dershowitz says that Israel should have turned its Declaration of Independence into a Basic Law, arguing that the Nation State bill harms Israel's image.

https://www.facebook.com/i24newsEN/videos/1030730163762319/

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
This article argues that while Israel's other Basic Laws ensure its status as a democracy, the Nation State Law is needed to express its existence as a Jewish state.

https://forward.com/opinion/406355/everything-youve-heard-about-israels-nation-state-bill-is-wrong/

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
This article criticizes Israel's Nation State Law due to its impact on the Druze community.

https://sethfrantzman.com/2018/07/25/arrogance-and-hubris-led-israels-nation-state-bill-to-perdition-on-druze-issue/

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
This article argues that Israel's Nation State Law was necessary in light of all the forces which seek to deny Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/the-case-for-israels-nation-state-bill/

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JVP, BDS exploitation of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews
This is a powerful statement about how anti-Israel activists abuse and exploit the voices of Jews of color from the Middle East and North Africa.

http://www.jimena.org/sephardic-and-mizrahi-communal-response-to-jewish-voice-for-peace/?fbclid=IwAR0CjvOY9GS5oyZB0pva280Q4RzPPofYH1ei8T_7e2rjHLUIhgumOzaa_PI

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History of anti-Zionism, Soviet Roots
There are valuable insights and sources about the history of anti-Zionism and its roots in hateful propaganda from the USSR.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1103138748752150529.html

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