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Modern Middle East History in Ten Minutes

• youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog)

CaspianReport video on the Origins of the Israel/Palestinian Conflict:  The Israeli/Arab conflict is the result of interactions of superpowers in the early 20th century. British and French strategic interests in the Middle East were related to the Mediterranean trading route, which went from the Suez Canal to Indian markets. But the presence of the Ottoman navy based in the Levant was a direct threat to British interests. So the British and the French decided to divide the Middle East into smaller entities  ....


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