Understanding The Middle East

7 November 2023
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Short videos on understanding the Mideast

Here are several short videos that offer valuable insight into the Israel - Palestine Mideast problem.

The Middle East Problem, by Dennis Prager. 28 April 2014, 5 minutes:

The Middle Eeast Problem

The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it's very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know. In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again.

A Palestinian Explains Hamas, by Bassem Eid, 30 August 2021, 5 minutes:

A Palestinian Explains Hamas

How do we make life better for those who live in Gaza? According to Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid, we start by recognizing who is really responsible for the suffering that happens there.

Israel: Who Are the Indigenous People? by Noa Tishby, 10 July 2023, 5 minutes:

Israel: Who Are the Indigenous People?

The Land of Israel has changed hands many times over the centuries. But it has always been the homeland of one particular people. Noa Tishby, author of Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth, explains.

Does Israel Occupy the West Bank? by Eugene Kontorovich, 17 January 2022, 5 minutes:

Does Israel Occupy the West Bank?

How many times have you heard that Israel "occupies" the West Bank? But have you ever asked yourself whether that's true? Or even what it means? Eugene Kontorovich, professor of law at George Mason University, dives into these questions and uncovers some surprising answers.

Most Muslims Are Peaceful, by Brigitte Gabriel, 2017, 7 minutes:

Most Muslims Are Peaceful...

Lebanese-American author Brigitte Gabriel gives a brilliant response to the statement, "Most Muslims Are Peaceful."

Longer videos on understanding the Middle East

These longer videos are worth watching in order to further understanding of the Mideast.

Understanding the Complexity of Israel at 75, interview of Michael Oren by Marissa Streit, 23 August 2023, 18 topics, 1 hour 13 minutes:

Understanding the Complexity of Israel at 75

Why is a small country the size of New Jersey so admired and hated? What is it about Israel, a 75-year-old democracy nestled in the Middle East, shared by many religions and ethnicities, that continues to draw everyone's attention? Michael Oren, the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, sits with PragerU CEO Marissa Streit to share his vision for how Israel can survive and thrive despite its current challenges.

Israel Is at War, by Dennis Prager, 12 October 2023, 32 minutes:

Israel Is at War

Over the weekend, Hamas launched the most brutal attack on Israel in the nation's history. Hundreds of Israelis were brutally tortured, kidnapped, and murdered. Yet some people still try to blame Israel - not the terrorists - for the evils perpetrated against innocent civilians. Dennis explains that the goal of Israel is peace while its enemies seek to exterminate the Jews and wipe Israel off the face of the earth. There is no moral equivalence.

Robert Spencer Unveils the Religious Roots of the Israel-Hamas Clash: Decoding the Islamic Threat, RAIR Foundation, 2 November 2023, 35 minutes:

Robert Spencer Unveils the Religious Roots of the Israel-Hamas Clash: Decoding the Islamic Threat

In an exclusive and thought-provoking interview, Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch and a renowned author of 27 books, including multiple New York Times bestsellers, unveils the religious underpinnings of the Hamas-Israel conflict. Spencer's deep insights shed light on the complex dynamics, religious ideologies, and the misreported threatening slogans that are chanted in demonstrations in support of Palestinians and Hamas. From exploring the concepts of 'Dar Al Harb' and 'Dar Al Islam' to the U.S.-Israel alliance and the contentious issue of so-called 'Islamophobia,' Spencer's extensive expertise and meticulous research provide a critical lens through which to understand these pressing global issues.

The REAL Reason Muhammad Hated Jews and Preached Genocide, 1 November 2023, 33 minutes:

The REAL Reason Muhammad Hated Jews and Preached Genocide

David Wood and Brother Rachid explain the history of Muhammad's interactions with the Jews of Medina and Khaybar, and how Muhammad's hostility and hatred have become massive barriers to peace in the Middle East.

More information

Islam's War on Israel

The Hamas Slaughter Confirmed Everything I Have Believed, by Dennis Prager, Townhall, 24 October 2023.

Learn more about political Islam, creeping sharia and Islamic conquest

Religion Of Peace

Why does the left rip down the posters of the Israeli hostages taken by Hamas? by NewNeo, 2 November 2023.