David Ben Gurion in Canada

David Ben Gurion and Canada are two words that perhaps do not seem as fitting as one would like, yet it was in the Great North at the age of 32, wishing to serve the Jewish people around the world, that he enlisted in the Jewish Legion of the British Army. Very few people know that he first trained in Nova Scotia, an unlikely place … Continue reading David Ben Gurion in Canada

Beautiful Photos of Vancouver In The Past

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Office Dunbar Construction Dunbar Tramway Union Steamship The Docks Courthouse Lion Brockton Granville Street   Georgia Viaduct   Pier C   Panoramic View of Downtown Main Street at Kingsway Disclaimer: The Art of Polemics does not claim ownership of these images.All photographs shown in this article are the property of The City of Vancouver Archives, whom have given permission to use … Continue reading Beautiful Photos of Vancouver In The Past

The Inventors Of Modern Soccer – English Soccer History

English Soccer History – Early Days It’s hard to determine exactly how soccer became so popular in England in the 19th century, but the truth is that in the mid 19th century, almost every major town had a semi-professional soccer team. These teams were usually associations of workers from the same factory or institution or simply students at a local University. Matches between those teams … Continue reading The Inventors Of Modern Soccer – English Soccer History

Caveman Facts Versus Archaeological Folly

Ever since the 19th century when archaeologists first began uncovering evidence of our most ancient ancestors – which archaeologists dubbed ‘cavemen’ – and since they appeared to have been extremely primitive archaeologists reasoned that they must have been slovenly and dimwitted. This opinion held by academia has never changed and the picture given us in every classroom. Conversely, this article will demonstrate cavemen weren’t so ignorant after … Continue reading Caveman Facts Versus Archaeological Folly

J.J Benjamin- The Other Benjamin of Tudela

The position of Jews in Islamic countries has always been, historically,  a very contentious one. For some time I have believed, and still do, that the position of Jews within the Dhimmi construct has always been one of oppression and suppression. Although there are numerous sources that affirm this, I found the case of JJ Benjamin to be the most interesting. JJ Benjamin was a … Continue reading J.J Benjamin- The Other Benjamin of Tudela

The Anti-Semitic ‘Disappearing Palestine’ Ad-Campaign in Vancouver.

It is rare that one would think that Anti-Semitism would be so blatant and so upfront after years of oppression and sorrow even to this day. This is especially true in a city which prides itself not only on its multi-cultural ethnography but also ability to sustain relatively peaceful communities between different people of different backgrounds.So, is this the Vancouver you know? There seems to be a inexplicable( … Continue reading The Anti-Semitic ‘Disappearing Palestine’ Ad-Campaign in Vancouver.