How a Conflict over the Legal Status of Jews Shaped the Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, signed 800 years ago, was intended to protect the rights of the English clergy and aristocracy from encroachment by the king. Hugh Doherty explains that its origins lie, in part, in a struggle between the crown and the nobility concerning the status of Jews, who at the time played an important role in England’s economy. (Video, about 1 hour.)

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More about: British Jewry, Crusades, History & Ideas, Jewish history

 

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution