Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I Like History

I like that it's possible to read original documents, primary sources, whatever you want to call them.

I like that I can see what Truman read about Palestine... and what he said about it. That I can observe various commission reports on possible solutions to the Arab-Israeli problem prior to 1948. That I can see how the State Department, the CIA, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff all opposed a partition while Truman supported it. Then how Truman changed his mind and faced domestic backlash. I mean, it's a more fair way I think to observe history, and the history is important for an issue that is so polarized thanks to misleading propaganda.


Want to read? Here are some sources online:

2 comments:

h said...

Salam alaikum sister

i stumbled (as u do) upon your blog through google.

the posts that i have been able to read so far have made me feel a million times better on a day that i was not doing so well.

i actually wanted to email u but could not find an email addy on ur blog. so i decided to post here.

i am struggling with my faith on this the 2nd day of this holy month.

I feel i have so much to say. But all i can manage right now is thank you.

salam

Amy said...

Wa alaikum as-salaam!

May Allah guide us both and protect us. May Allah make Islam easy for us to practice.

I'm really glad you found benefit on my blog...

I changed my profile so it now has an MSN contact, which is actually a valid email address for me, if you wish to contact me in the future, in private.

May Allah accept your fast and my fast and the fast of all Muslims, and bless this Ramadan.