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Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918): Connexipedia Article
Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
The Case Against Israel
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of ...
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
A Marxist History of the World part 66: The Ottoman Empire and the 1908 'Young Turk' Revolution
Neil Faulkner looks at how the revolution that began in Turkey in 1908 initiated a process that would transform the middle east over the following two decades.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis
Sources Experts & Spokespersons
Devsirme (literally collecting in Turkish) was chiefly the practice by which the Ottoman Empire took sons from their Balkan Christian every year. They were then converted to Islam with the primary obj...
1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery
The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies.
Slavery in the Ottoman Empire
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Slavery was an important part of Ottoman society until the Ottoman Empire forbade the slavery of Caucasians (including Georgians, Armenians, and Circassians) in the early 19th century.