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Oren Kessler to the Defense

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02.05.2021

I do not know Oren Kessler. I regret that I have never had the privilege of meeting him. He is the Deputy Director for research and research fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies located in Washington, DC, USA.

On May 1, 2021 his magnificent historical article appeared in our TIMES OF ISRAEL entitled “1921 Jaffa riots 100 years on: Mandatory Palestine’s 1st ‘mass casualty’ event”.

To me, hypnotized by each word, I hoped that it was only the beginning of a book that he would write dealing with the events in Palestine and Jewish history prior to the 1921 pogrom, the beginning of more to follow in Arab Palestine.

I forwarded his article to 31 of my colleagues and friends around the world, recommending that they do likewise after reading it.

Kessler’s brilliant history recalls the first pogrom in Palestine by Arabs in the city of Jaffa abutting Tel-Aviv. It followed as a result of the 1917 British Balfour........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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