- South China Morning Post
There are few signs of violence abating, more than a week since fighting broke out between the Israeli army and Palestinian militant groups, despite international calls for an end to the conflict. In what has been some of the fiercest hostilities seen in the region for years, Israeli air strikes on May 15, 2021, levelled a building that wiped out nearly the entire family of Mohammad al-Hadidi. His five-month-old son was the sole survivor in the building, but his wife and four other sons died in the attack in Al-Shati, also known as Beach camp, a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Gaza.
- Mr. Benjamin Freedman, a Jewish industrialist born in New York, wrote in the Economic Council Letter published there of October 15 1947: “These Eastern European Jews have neither a racial nor a historic connection with Palestine. Their ancestors were not inhabitants of the Promised Land. They are the direct descendants of the people of the Khazar Kingdom. The Khazars were a non-Semitic, Turko-Mongolian tribe.” Mr. Freedman was challenged, unwisely, by a Zionist objector; he invited his challenger to go with him to the Jewish room of the New York Public Library. There they could together examine the Jewish Encyclopedia volume I pp. 1-12, and the published works of Graetz, Dubnow, Friedlander, Raisin and many other noted Jewish historians, which, as well as other non-Jewish authorities, “establish the fact beyond all possible doubt”.’
~ Somewhere South of Suez (1950) pp349-350.”