The land of olives

To understand the present

We must examine the past

to see the future

NEW EPISODE // How did each stage in this well-known Palestine map occur?

Abby Martin takes you through the history of Zionism and Israeli colonisation

“Before Palestine had borders it was a recognised nation, its cultural identity distinct, with deep roots in the land,” says Martin.

“What we saw was one of the biggest human rights disasters on the planet. A brutal and growing military occupation that thrives off U.S. sponsorship, soon to be strengthened even more by another US$38 billion in tax dollars—the largest military aid deal in history.”

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Gilgamesh

Sweet-voice Aruru, mother of men, Screamed out, like a woman in childbirth:

“If only that day had never been, when I spoke up for evil in the council of the gods! How could I have agreed to destroy My children by the Great Flood upon them? I have given birth to the human race, only [Read more]

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. Dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the first great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about ‘Bilgamesh’ (Sumerian for ‘Gilgamesh’), king of Uruk – more about the Epic of Gilgamesh