Important, because it showcases the kind of ignorance that a few facts getting sprinkled into some easily-rebloggable propaganda can bring.
The war of Israeli independence was first fought against the British who were preventing Holocaust survivors from fleeing to Israel. ”Palestine” didn’t exist until tensions between Jewish settlers and Arab populations began. Jewish settlers were perfectly content to live outside of major Arab settlements, forming their own villages, and were forced to retaliate, which escalated as Jewish populations rose over the late 19th and early 20th century, and civil war broke out. Long-standing Jewish populations have had to be moved as well as Arab populations throughout the process.
Are the Israelis completely without fault? No. But is this issue simple?
Whatever conclusion you draw from this issue, can you just do me a favour and not draw it from a bunch of pictures someone posted on Tumblr?
Unusual set of three scrimshaw gambling dice ~ Carved from a sperm whale tooth (approx. 1” square), with designs inlaid with pitch & red wax; early 19th century. “The time for recreation on a 19th century whaling ship was the second dogwatch, from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening. Boxing was discouraged by the captains, but scrimshandering, dominoes, dice, backgammon, card games, cribbage, & chess were not. The stakes for seamen playing such games & using the dice were usually tobacco.”
(via Finch & Co.)
"Dice lie beside the rotting cards. Snatch them!"
My girl and I saw a set of these at a small coin and jewelry shop in Boston, near North Station… can’t remember the name. Tried to find anything on what they were later to no avail.
love his burger king mask
Remind me again, what are states and bureaucracies comprised of? I could have sworn it was people.
Libertarian logic; sounds so good until you think about it.