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1st WW sites in UK map

Staying in Britain this Summer? Read Gilbert

Photo: Sir Martin’s map of the First World War Sites in Britain Visit the museums, birthplaces, cemeteries and memorials – locations with a First World War connection. Sir Martin’s Atlas is an historical guide to any tour through Britain. Read: British History Atlas    Subscribe to Sir Martin’s Newsletter & Book

Jewish official in Ottoman Empire

Myths and Realities

275 words – 1 minute read Photo: A Jewish official in the Ottoman Empire, before 1914, photo from Israel Museum Mirna Abdulaal, writing in Egyptian Streets about “Four Myths About Israel and Palestine” quotes Martin in debunking the myth that Muslims and Jews never got along and lived in peace

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Combatting Hatreds by Esther Gilbert

Photo: Prince Philip planting a tree at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, in 1994 to honour his mother Princess Alice of Greece who saved a Jewish family. 560 words/3 minute read In his talks about “Righteous” individuals who helped their fellow human beings, Martin has spoken about Prince Philip, the

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Jerusalem Day – May 10

Photo: 23 June 1967. The scene outside the Al Aksa mosque, after the first Friday prayer meeting since 1948 at which Arabs from the Israeli side of the Armistice line could be present. The Jordanians had for 19 years refused to allow Israeli Arabs, as well as Israeli Jews, entry

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Samuel Pisar’s Memoir

Photo: Places mentioned in Samuel Pisar’s memoir, from Holocaust Memoir Digest, Volume I 750 words / 4 minute read In 2000, Martin and I attended the Remembering for the Future Conference in Oxford, organised by the late Elisabeth Maxwell. Martin gave an opening address; Samuel Pisar’s talk followed. Pisar, an

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“as a man might woo a maid” by Esther Gilbert

Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, 19 February 2007, Jerusalem, photo by Matty Stern 775 words/3 ½ minute read “You never know what’s happening behind the scenes.” This was Martin’s view of how political leaders manage – or

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75th anniversary of the “Iron Curtain Speech”

Photo: Winston Churchill gives his ‘Iron Curtain’ speech in Fulton, MO . 5th March, 1946. winstonchurchill.org Martin’s intro to the speech: In the immediate aftermath of the war, Churchill contemplated with alarm a Europe divided between East and West, by what he called an “Iron Curtain”.  The dominance of the Soviet

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Sir Martin’s book The Boys

From Helen McCord, Senior Teaching Fellow, the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education: At the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education we are working with the author Tom Palmer to produce free lesson materials and resources to support teachers using his novel ‘After the War’ with their students. ‘After the War’ is

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Baby Steps

Photo: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 700 words/3 ½ minute read In November, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia and met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Although there have been low