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- The Jewish Yishuv in Ottoman Palestine Yuval Ben-Bassat · February 2015 Even before the birth of political Zionism and then from 1882, the first wave of Jewish immigration settled in Palestine. On the eve of 1914, Jews accounted for 80 000, namely about 10% of the local population. Was it worth sparing them or considering them as representatives of the Allies? The (...)
What was Different about the Ottoman War?
Erik Jan Zürcher
· October 2014
We can approach the immense historical phenomenon of World War I on different levels: global, national, regional and even local.
On one level World War I, or the “Great War” as it was known until 1939, certainly was a world war in the sense of a global conflict. The war in the Middle East shows (...)
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