I wasn't aware of this side of the story. I notice that the author, Professor Nabulsi, is teaching in England. Perhaps this helps explain why the Brits are aligned sympathetically with the Palestinians and against Israel.
This is far from an unbiased account, simply the highly selective Arab account. The Brits were pro-Arab, anti Israel (Jew, pre 1948) from the early days of the mandate.
posted on 05/15/2006 9:09:26 AM PDT
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Somehow, Britain and all of Europe seem quite sympathetically aligned with the Palestinians, and have been for some time. With a growing, vocal Muslim minority growing up around them and their pacifist/surrendered worldview, I can at least understand why they would be taking this position today.
But going back a decade or two, it's harder to understand. One would think that after the Haulocost occurred in their midst, they would have developed the opposite orientation.
posted on 05/15/2006 9:15:59 AM PDT
To: SJackson; Elpasser
This picture shows the closest equivalent of British relations with Arabs then (and still true to an extent in our times):
posted on 05/15/2006 10:31:56 PM PDT
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