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1867 America Presidents Mark Twain
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1867 America Presidents Mark Twain

1867 America Presidents Mark Twain In his book, Innocents abroad (Published 1869),  Mark Twain wrote about his travels in Palestine: “There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent [valley of Jezreel] — not for 30 miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. … For […]

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July 1877 American Antisemitism  The Celebrated Seligman-Hilton Affair
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July 1877 American Antisemitism The Celebrated Seligman-Hilton Affair

July 1877 American Antisemitism The Celebrated Seligman-Hilton Affair: In the summer of 1877, In Saratoga. New York, Joseph Seligman, a leading Gilded Age railroad financier, was barred from Saratoga Grand Union Hotel because he was a Jew.  This was one of the first incident of this kind that had occurred in the United States.  The […]

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March 17, 1882 Pogroms in Russia
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March 17, 1882 Pogroms in Russia

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “Pogrom” was first used in the Times of London on 17 March 1882 (“ That the ‘Pogromen must be stopped…”), The Yiddish plural ending betrays the route that the word took into English. In the former Soviet Union, the word “pogrom” was applied to violence carried out […]

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May 3, 1882 Pogroms and The May Laws
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May 3, 1882 Pogroms and The May Laws

May 3, 1882 Pogroms and The May Laws The May Laws proposed by Count Ignatiev and sanctioned by the Czar were called the May Laws because they were issued in the month of May. These laws curtailed Jewish residences in villages and started quotas in univer­sities so that students were forced to travel abroad for […]

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1884 Village of Salmon
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1884 Village of Salmon

  An early 20th century travel guide states: In the “village of Silwan, east of Kidron… some of the fellah dwellings [are] old sepulchers hewn in the rocks. During late years a great extension of the village southward has sprung up, owing to the settlement here of a colony of poor Jews from Yemen, etc. […]

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THE CONSTANTINOPLE CONVENTION OF 1888
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THE CONSTANTINOPLE CONVENTION OF 1888

1888 India, Muslims, and Oil THE CONSTANTINOPLE CONVENTION OF 1888-FREEDOM OF PASSAGE THROUGH SUEZ CANAL Article I declares: “The Suez Maritime Canal shall always be free and open, in time of war as in time of peace, to every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag.

1890 The Word Zionism Nathan Birnbaum
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1890 The Word Zionism Nathan Birnbaum

1890 The Word Zionism Nathan Birnbaum, Viennese  Jew, coined the terms “Zionist”, “Zionism,” and “Zionistic.” Source: Wiki

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August 3rd, 1890 Programs In Russia and US House of Representation
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August 3rd, 1890 Programs In Russia and US House of Representation

August 3rd, 1890 Programs In Russia and US House of Representation Session: 51st Congress 1st US House of Representatives, Report No.2961 Jews In Russia August 13, 1890- Referred to the house calendar and ordered to be printed. Mr. HITT, from the Committee of Foreign Affairs, submitted the following: “The Committee on Foreign Affairs, submitted the […]

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President Benjamin Harrison: 1889-1893 – Concerning Pogroms in Russia
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President Benjamin Harrison: 1889-1893 – Concerning Pogroms in Russia

“This Government has found occasion to express in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.  By the revival of anti-Semitic laws, long in abeyance, great numbers of those unfortunate people have been constrained […]

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1892 Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of Great Britain
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1892 Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of Great Britain

1892 India, Muslims, and Oil Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of Great Britain “Without India the British Empire could not exist. The possession of India is the inalienable badge of sovereignty in the eastern hemisphere.” Source: Curzon, George N. Persia and the Persian Question, London, 1892, vol I, p. 4