Category: History

Hamas History

An excerpt from: 60. SUICIDE BOMBERS The first Palestinian suicide bombing inside Israel took place in April 1994 in response to the massacre at the Tomb of Abraham Mosque in Hebron in February that year. Hamas claimed responsibility for the two bus attacks that followed in the towns of Afula…

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Italian-American Flags

Italian-American History

An excerpt from Italianità: The Essence of Being Italian and Italian-American by William Giovinazzo * Chapter 5: What is an Italian? Hath Not an Italian-American Eyes I am an Italian-American. Hath not an Italian-American eyes? Hath not an Italian-American hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food,…

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Antonio de Olivera Salazar

Chapter 3 – Salazar the Dictator

An excerpt from Wolfram Wars by Rod Ashley * Portugal’s story during these years is also the story of its leader, Dr Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. How could one man wield so much influence and what factors shaped his character, ideals and, ultimately, his actions? This chapter will analyse the…

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Liverpool’s Role in the US Civil War

Liverpool in the 1860s Unlike the rest of Britain, Liverpool’s population and economic status plummeted after World War Two. Go back 80 years further, though, and you have Britain’s second great metropolis, thriving off King Cotton and still benefitting hand-over-fist from the transatlantic slave trade. In modern terms, it would…

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The Six Day War – Day 1

An excerpt from: On Monday, the 5th of June 1967, Israel called the bluff of the posturing Arab states at its borders when it launched its air force in the direction of Egypt. In a coordinated attack of exemplary precision, 16 enemy airfields were struck at 8.45 am local time.…

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Bob Dylan and President John F. Kennedy

An excerpt from Friends and Other Strangers: Bob Dylan Examined by Harold Lepidus John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States, in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1961, during a snowstorm. Bob Dylan arrived in a snowbound New York four days later. Kennedy appeared in…

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Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979)

Director: Lucio Fulci Writers: Elisa Briganti, Dardano Sacchetti, Chuck Smith Stars: Tisa Farrow (Anne), Ian McCulloch (Peter), Al Cliver (Brian), Richard Johnson (Dr. Menard) VIPCO Release: 1980 Also Known As: See below VIPCO Plot Synopsis: In Hudson Bay a sailing boat that has a neglected appearance is drifting slowly out…

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Israel and Palestine Book

Israel Palestine Book

Taken from the book Israel and Palestine: The Complete History * 39: Black September The (Palestinian Liberation Organisation) PLO was founded in May 1964 and advocated legitimate resistance to Israel in the Occupied Territories. Exiled into neighbouring lands, the Palestinians launched cross-border raids from Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. In 1967,…

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