Chairman Mao identified the Palestinian cause as an important way of combating imperialism in the Middle East. Documents from the 1960s show how far China went to support the guerrilla groups’ armed struggle
Shaina Oppenheimer is a news editor at Haaretz and holds a M.A. in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Despite its purportedly Eastern origins, the tale of ‘Aladdin’ began with a French archaeologist and is more the story of Orientalism than anything else