The Land of Israel through the Eyes of 19th-Century Travel Writers

Dec. 31 2019

The 19th century saw the rise of a new genre: the guidebook for tourists, associated above all with the Baedekers of Germany. In a survey of several guidebooks and travelogues written by Europeans about their visits to the Holy Land, Jerold Auerbach cites the description of the Western Wall from Reverend D.A. Randall’s Egypt, Sinai, and the Holy Land:

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More about: Land of Israel, Ottoman Palestine, Western Wall

BDS, Unable to Harm Israel, Has Turned Its Sights on Jews in the Diaspora

Feb. 26 2021

March 15 marks the beginning of this year’s Israel Apartheid Week, during which campus groups around the world hold rallies and events for the purpose of defaming the Jewish state and mustering support for the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction it (BDS). Richard Kemp comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS