Barry Shaw

1917 and the Liberation of Jerusalem

On December 11, 1917, Gen. Edmund Allenby’s forces officially liberated Jerusalem. Actually, a Jerusalem delegation, led by the mayor, surrendered the city to a pair of British army cooks on December 8. Thus began a comical farce. The Turkish army and its German commanders had fled the city ahead of the British advance, leaving the […]

Bethlehem, The Capital of Palestine (opinion piece)

President Trump’s visit to Bethlehem is significant. He met Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. He met Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. The world is myopic if not deranged, in declaring Jerusalem’s Jewish Temple site Islamic and that the Kotel, the western retaining wall supporting the Temple Mount built by Jewish kings and recaptured from Jordan fifty years […]

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