https://origins.osu.edu/article/new-view-israeli-palestinian-conflict-needs-and-narratives-negotiation
On November 2, 2015, the world marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Yitzhak Rabin by a far-right Jewish extremist. That anniversary was overshadowed by a renewed round of tension and violence between Israel and Palestinians. For many of us, these hostilities seem intractable and interminable, and peace between the two people impossible. This month, Bar Ilan University professor Jay Rothman argues that the failure to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of the conflict itself. At its root, Rothman believes, the conflict is about identity and competing historical narratives (not simply diplomacy and high-level politics). Recognizing the roots of the dispute offers the best way to achieve an end to the violence.  Read more...



Much is being made today in Britain about the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch. The official time is "around 5.30 p.m." which is very convenient as the main TV evening news broadcasts start at 6.00 (BBC One) and 6.30 (ITV). It may be a bit too convenient and it is not the first time that the time of death of a previous monarch has been manipulated.  Read more...
 


History Reloaded: Changing The Past To Suit The Present



Once upon a time, it may have been that history was written by the winners. But in the information age, history is written by the persistent. Digital information is subject to constant revision, unless care is taken to document its state over time.

Nowhere is this more apparent than at Wikipedia, where government agencies, public companies, private organizations, and concerned individuals continually revise the online encyclopedia's entries to suit their respective agendas.  Read more...


 

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