Writings by Topic: History

Blog: The Karsh Chronicle
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Justice for Palestine August 16, 2010
Middle East Forum Blog
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Churchill, Hitler, and Islam National Review Online July 24, 2017
The Six-Day War: Personal Recollections Danielpipes.org June 5, 2017
Historians Run Amok National Review Online April 4, 2017
The Oslo Disaster: Executive Summary September 14, 2016
The 11th Encyclopædia Britannica on Who Is a Palestinian Danielpipes.org July 31, 2016
East Germany's Undeclared Wars with Israel The Times of Israel May 1, 2016
Open Letter to President Obama about Christmas Bells in the Middle East Markdurie.com December 27, 2015
Is the West Indebted to Islam? Quadrant December 10, 2015
What Reagan Could Tell Us About Islamic Taqiyya Raymondibrahim.com October 7, 2015
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Jesus Was Not a Palestinian The Jerusalem Post July 8, 2019
A Storyteller's History of the Arabs The Jerusalem Post June 26, 2019
Why the Qur'an Urges Violence The Interface Institute June 8, 2019
Jihad Against the Crucifix PJ Media June 6, 2019
No, Palestinians Didn't Offer 'Safe Haven' to Jews Fleeing Europe The Jerusalem Post May 13, 2019
America's 233-Year-Old Shock at Jihad American Thinker March 26, 2019
Ishmael is Not the Father of the Arabs Markdurie.com March 6, 2019
The Political Map Drawn 100 Years Ago by the French Still Haunts Syria The Jerusalem Post February 1, 2019
Europe's Jews vs Israel Israel Hayom January 27, 2019
The Birth of Israel: U.S. Envoy McDonald's Tireless Efforts Middle East Quarterly Winter 2019
Iran as a 'Crazy State' New English Review November 1, 2018
Anticipating Israel's Nationality Law Jerusalem Post August 5, 2018
Are All Cultures Equally Good? Minding The Campus July 30, 2018
After ISIS, Secrets of Jewish Mosul Emerge from the Rubble The Forward July 9, 2018
Hollywood Botches Beirut World Affairs Journal April 26, 2018
America Shouldn't Accept 'Illiberal Democracy' in the Middle East Washington Examiner March 10, 2018
Dhimmis No More: Christians' Trauma in the Middle East The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East January 2018
The "Ottoman Balfour Declaration" Middle East Quarterly Winter 2018
Turks and Arabs Welcomed the Balfour Declaration Middle East Quarterly Winter 2018
No, the West Did Not 'Demonize' Muhammad as PR for the Crusades PJ Media December 20, 2017
Luther, Islam, and the Lies that Cripple FrontPage Magazine November 15, 2017
Mahmoud Abbas Should Endorse the Balfour Declaration BESA Center Perspectives November 3, 2017
The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 Years Ago FrontPage Magazine November 1, 2017
Columbia Professor Rashid Khalidi Moans about Balfour The Algemeiner October 27, 2017
Why There Is No Peace in the Middle East The Gatestone Institute October 14, 2017
Turkey's Genocide Denial: Four Narratives The Armenian Weekly September 8, 2017
Palestinian Settler-Colonialism BESA Center Perspectives September 3, 2017
The True Palestinian 'Nakba' The Algemeiner September 3, 2017
A Captivating Tour of Jewish Life at the Moment before the Holocaust and Israel Mosaic August 16, 2017
What If: Fifty Years After the Six-Day War The Washington Times June 5, 2017
Israel's Costs vs. Its Benefits Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017
This Time, the Loser Writes History Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017
An Inevitable Conflict Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017
Turkey Arrests Kurdish Activist for Armenian Genocide Posts The Armenian Weekly May 30, 2017
Florida Museum Celebrates the Loss of Historic Church in Fall of Constantinople National Review Online May 29, 2017
Himmler's Boost for al-Husaini The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) May 2, 2017
The Global Left and the Six-Day War Fathom Spring 2017
Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past BESA Center Perspectives March 26, 2017
Is Judaism a Good Model for Islamic Reform? The Forward February 22, 2017
Justifying Genocide: Ihrig on Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler H-Soz-Kult January 19, 2017
The Role of Foreign Powers in Israel's Creation Ynet News September 10, 2016
Were the Arabs Indigenous to Mandatory Palestine? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2016
Turkey's Manipulation of Europe, Then and Now The Times Literary Supplement July 17, 2016
Why Islamists (Occasionally) Desecrate Islamic Holy Sites The Toronto Sun July 5, 2016
Turkey's Conquest Fetish The Gatestone Institute June 16, 2016
A Middle East Studies Legend Turns 100 National Review Online May 31, 2016
The Foul Legacy of Sykes-Picot The Washington Times May 9, 2016
Hitler and the Nazis' Anti-Zionism Fathom Spring 2016
Arabs Strive for Honor, Not Peace Israfax April 22, 2016
How Islam Erases Christianity from History PJ Media April 21, 2016
The UN is a Plastic Owl The New English Review April 2016
Tribalism Drives Middle East Violence Independent Journal Review March 25, 2016
Is Donald Trump a Fascist? The American Interest March 7, 2016
ISIS and Antiquities: The Missing Pieces The National Interest January 25, 2016
The Roots of Anti-Israel Attitudes The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy January 6, 2016
David Cesarani: In Memoriam Fathom Autumn 2015
Backgrounder: Hajj Amin al-Husseini October 30, 2015
Netanyahu, Husseini, and the Historians The Times of Israel October 22, 2015
Berkeley Prof: Race in America Is Like 'Occupation' in Israel FrontPage Magazine October 14, 2015
Europe's Migrant Crisis, Islamic History, and Western Fantasy PJ Media September 29, 2015
The Middle East Studies Blind Spot: Anti-Semitism History News Network September 27, 2015
Evangelicals in the World of Islam First Things August 25, 2015
Problem Across the Border: The Origins of Israel's Policy on Palestinian Refugees YNet News August 5, 2015
Introduction to "Nothing Abides" July 28, 2015
Sex Slavery and the Islamic State On Line Opinion July 3, 2015
Iran's Intentions: In Defense of Pessimism The American Interest June 30, 2015
Islamic Jizya: Fact and Fiction FrontPage Magazine May 28, 2015
Review of Eugene Rogan's 'The Fall of the Ottomans' The Times Literary Supplement May 13, 2015
Cartoons, Muslim Anguish, and Modernity Asia Times Online May 6, 2015
Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present PJ Media April 26, 2015
Backgrounder: The Armenian Genocide April 25, 2015
A "Nakba" Museum in Washington, DC? PJ Media April 24, 2015
Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide FrontPage Magazine April 24, 2015
Muslims Must Admit Armenian Genocide The Toronto Sun April 21, 2015
Preempting an Inevitable War with Iran Asia Times Online April 6, 2015
Islam Bulldozes the Past The Washington Times March 20, 2015
One Standard, Not Two, for Christianity and Islam The American Interest February 23, 2015
When Saudi-backed Terrorists Come Home to Roost PJ Media February 16, 2015
Why Did Kayla Mueller Give Her Life to the Middle East? Breitbart February 13, 2015
The Early CIA and Its Anti-Zionist Maneuvering The Jerusalem Post February 12, 2015
The Left and Islam Apologetics First Things February 11, 2015
Obama: We're No Better than Islamic State FrontPage Magazine February 6, 2015
Muslim and Non-Muslim Persecution of Christians, Compared Breitbart February 5, 2015
One Hundred Years of Jihad in Australia Markdurie.com January 1, 2015
A 1914 Novel's Prescient Vision of Londonistan The Washington Times May 28, 2014
A Century of African-American Islam The Washington Times December 27, 2013
The JFK Assassination's Continued Importance National Review Online November 22, 2013
Why Was Enoch Powell Condemned as a Racist and Not Charles de Gaulle? History News Network August 19, 2013
Seven Pillars of Fiction The Wall Street Journal August 9, 2013
The Muslim Brotherhood: Origins, Efficacy, and Reach World Watch Monitor July 4, 2013
Can Islam Be Reformed? Commentary July/August 2013
Learning the Wrong Lessons from Ike The National Interest February 1, 2013
What Is Genocide? The Armenian Case Middle East Quarterly Winter 2013
Did the Armenian Genocide Inspire Hitler? Middle East Quarterly Winter 2013
Ankara's Unacknowledged Genocide Middle East Quarterly Winter 2013
Islamic Supremacy Alive and Well in Ankara Middle East Quarterly Winter 2013
Are we willing to die to save the past? Spiked August 15, 2012
Egypt's Sixty Years of Misery National Review Online July 24, 2012
The Battle over Silwan Middle East Quarterly Summer 2012
Founding National Myths Middle East Quarterly Summer 2012
The Rhetoric of Nonsense Middle East Quarterly Summer 2012
Are the Negev Bedouin an Indigenous People? Middle East Quarterly Summer 2012
Uncovering Early Islam National Review Online May 16, 2012
The Arabs as Seen Fifty Years Ago The Washington Times March 6, 2012
The Historical Reality of the Muslim Conquests Jihad Watch March 1, 2012
Israel at Peace The Dorchester Review Spring/Summer 2012
An Old Egyptian Tradition Stonegate Institute January 2, 2012
The revisionist history of Sari Nusseibeh The Jerusalem Post October 11, 2011
Azzam's Genocidal Threat Middle East Quarterly Fall 2011
Does Anyone Speak Arabic? Middle East Quarterly Fall 2011
Assessing Qaddafi National Review Online August 30, 2011
Texts, Lies and Videotape The National Interest August 10, 2011
A Chameleon, Nevertheless American Thinker July 24, 2011
Israel's Human Chameleon Strikes Again American Thinker July 10, 2011
Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel National Review Online June 21, 2011
Reclaiming a historical truth Haaretz June 10, 2011
Abbas's Fable The Jerusalem Post May 20, 2011
Were Conquered Christians Really Liberated Muslims? FrontPageMagazine.com April 24, 2011
How Many Palestinian Arab Refugees Were There? Israel Affairs April 2011
A legacy of violence The Jerusalem Post March 1, 2011
Egypt's Identity Crisis Pajamas Media February 14, 2011
Shimon Peres versus the Brits Jerusalem Post August 2, 2010
Benny Morris: "The 1948 War Was an Islamic Holy War" Middle East Quarterly Summer 2010
How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam National Review Online May 25, 2010
In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism National Review Online April 27, 2010
Was Marco Polo an 'Islamophobe'? Pajamas Media April 16, 2010
When Israel Stood Up to Washington [in 1981] FrontPageMagazine.com April 6, 2010
In Mideast, Bet on a Strong Horse National Review Online February 16, 2010
T. E. Lawrence, American Strategist History News Network January 18, 2010
The Zionism of Orde Wingate Covenant August 2009
Are Judaism and Christianity as Violent as Islam? Middle East Quarterly Summer 2009
Palestinians Who Helped Create Israel Jerusalem Post March 26, 2009
Conflating History with Theology Jihad Watch March 15, 2009
Will Untapped Ottoman Archives Reshape the Armenian Debate? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2009
On Vikings and Victims: White-Guilt in Context American Thinker December 14, 2008
Appease Iran? Jerusalem Post September 25, 2008
Early Zionists and Arabs Middle East Quarterly Fall 2008
Tactical Hudna and Islamist Intolerance Middle East Quarterly Summer 2008
"A Land without a People for a People without a Land" Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
The Middle East's Tribal Affliction Jerusalem Post January 24, 2008
Fascism's Legacy: Liberalism Jerusalem Post January 10, 2008
The Fallacy of Grievance-based Terrorism Middle East Quarterly Winter 2008
The Middle East's Tribal DNA Middle East Quarterly Winter 2008
Rewriting History National Review Online December 7, 2007
Arab-Israeli Fatalities Rank 49th FrontPageMagazine.com October 8, 2007
Jesus and Mohammad, Version 2.0 National Review Online September 10, 2007
Terror in Black September: An Eyewitness Account Middle East Quarterly Fall 2007
Countries Threatened with Extinction New York Sun August 7, 2007
Palestinians, Jebusites, and Evangelicals Middle East Quarterly Summer 2007
The Soviets' Six-Day War New York Sun May 29, 2007
Where the Nazi "Big Lie" Endures New York Sun May 1, 2007
Middle East Strongmen, Ancient and Modern Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
The Barzani Chameleon Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Islam gets concessions; infidels get conquered Los Angeles Times December 5, 2006
In 1796, U.S. Vowed Friendliness With Islam New York Sun November 7, 2006
Warning: Quote History at Your Own Risk Private Papers September 27, 2006
Henry Kissinger to Iraq in 1975: "We Can Reduce Israel's Size" Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
Assessing the Islamist Threat, Circa 1946 Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
Armenian Massacres: New Records Undercut Old Blame Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
Palestine or Peace? A 1960 Jordanian Peace Initiative Middle East Quarterly Summer 2006
"Moslem States Represent a Potential Threat to World Peace" FrontPageMagazine.com February 13, 2006
From Nationalism to Fascism to Terror Private Papers September 4, 2005
The End of Treason New York Sun August 16, 2005
Jihad through History New York Sun May 31, 2005
The U.N. at 60 Philadelphia Daily News April 26, 2005
Benny Morris's Reign of Error, Revisited Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
The Future of Judaism New York Sun January 25, 2005
Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters New York Sun December 28, 2004
[The Issue of Compulsion in Religion:] Islam is What Its Followers Make of It New York Sun September 28, 2004
Support the lesser evil [in Saudi Arabia] The Australian May 31, 2004
Study the Koran? New York Sun January 20, 2004
The Lie That Won't Die: Collusion, 1967 Middle East Quarterly Winter 2004
[Appeasement and] Why Europe Balks New York Post January 28, 2003
The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931 Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
PBS, Recruiting for Islam New York Post December 17, 2002
Korean Delusions [of Appeasement] New York Post October 9, 2002
[Michael Oren's] "Six Days of War" New York Post June 4, 2002
The Unbearable Lightness of My Critics Middle East Quarterly Summer 2002
Think like a Muslim[, Urges "Across the Centuries"] New York Post February 11, 2002
The Coming Century History News Network October 11, 2001
Military Slaves: A Uniquely Muslim Phenomenon The Arming of Slaves from the Ancient World to the American Civil War November 16-18, 2000
The Year the Arabs Discovered Palestine [Short version] Jerusalem Post September 13, 2000
They had a name for it[: Appeasement] Jerusalem Post July 5, 2000
How Elijah Muhammad Won Commentary June 2000
Who was the Prophet Muhammad? Jerusalem Post May 12, 2000
FDR Addresses the Arabs Middle East Quarterly March 2000
Israel's founding fathers Middle East Quarterly March 2000
[Antonius, Arafat, Said Become Palestinian:] A Good Career Move Jerusalem Post September 7, 1999
Benny Morris and the Reign of Error Middle East Quarterly March 1999
Asad's Art of the Double Game Modern Syria: From Ottoman Rule to Pivotal Role in the Middle East 1999
You Need Beethoven to Modernize Middle East Quarterly September 1998
The Arab World's Travails: History's Burden Middle East Quarterly March 1998
If I Forget Thee: Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam? New Republic April 28, 1997
Historical Fictions Middle East Quarterly September 1996
A Totalitarian Concept of History Middle East Quarterly September 1996
My Non-Zionist Narrative Middle East Quarterly September 1996
Rewriting Israel's History Middle East Quarterly June 1996
The Western Mind of Radical Islam First Things December 1995
Why Jews Fled the Arab Countries Middle East Quarterly September 1995
British Jerusalem in the News Middle East Quarterly December 1994
Imperial Israel: The Nile-to-Euphrates Calumny Middle East Quarterly March 1994
MEF in the Media
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The Intrepid Duo: Pipes, Father and Son The Gatestone Institute May 20, 2019
Israel, East Germany, and the West German Far Left: An Interview with Jeffrey Herf Fathom Summer 2016
The Real History Behind Netanyahu's Holocaust Comments The Washington Free Beacon October 24, 2015
Gregg Roman on the 'Inextricable Connection' between Islamists and Hitler Al-Jazeera English October 22, 2015
What I'm Reading: An Interview with Daniel Pipes History News Network April 12, 2015
Egypt Under Al-Sisi: An Interview with Raymond Stock The New English Review February 2015
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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The Quakers and Palestinian Refugee Relief Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy March 7, 2014
Did Muhammad Exist? MEF Wire April 24, 2012
Culture and Conflict in the Middle East MEF Wire January 29, 2008
The Soviets' Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War MEF Wire June 6, 2007
Righteous Muslims MEF Wire December 11, 2006
Internment: A Tool in the War on Terror? MEF Wire December 2, 2004
The Current Crisis Through the Eyes of the Greeks MEF Wire May 6, 2003
Making Sense of the Six-Day War MEF Wire May 6, 2002
What does it mean to be haunted by one's past? MEF Wire October 1, 1996
Press Releases
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Immigration, Israel, and Islamists Dominate Most Widely Read MEF Articles of 2017 News from the Middle East Forum January 12, 2018
Mufti Advised Hitler on Holocaust, Says Middle East Forum Scholar October 21, 2015