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Real History: the story of the Mizrahi in Israel

Many times I feel that if one wishes to understand political reality the two essential tools are history and evolutionary biology. This is not the time to go into longwinded explanations as to why I hold such apparently bizarre opinions, but rather simply to introduce a wonderful essay by Matti Friedman. Though nothing he said came as a total surprise it certainly helped me clear old ideological and Eurocentric cobwebs from my eyes. That is the task of all good history.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.  You will find it here.

Mike Berger




3 responses to “Real History: the story of the Mizrahi in Israel

  1. Charles Smith June 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Excellent article Mike. Thanks.


  2. Bev Goldman June 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Thanks, Mike – I really learned a lot – such a well-written piece!



  3. kidkaroo June 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    A great source of information on Mizrahi history can be found at Bataween’s


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