Israel’s 60th Birthday


Clash of the Worlds: Palestine (The British Mandate) by Dave

This final programme in the series, the BBC’s Clash Of Worlds, Palestine . It explores how decisions made by the British rulers of Palestine 90 years ago – when they supported the idea looks at the politically-charged history ofof a nation state for Jews in Palestine – are still blamed for intensifying a conflict that continues to this day.

In December 1917 the British General Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem with TE Lawrence, the guerrilla leader of an Arab army, by his side. More than 800 years after they were evicted from Palestine during the Crusades, the British again ruled over the Holy Land.

From the deserts of southern Jordan, through the West Bank and Israel, this film traces the roots of the “Palestine Issue” and the competing nationalist demands that the British faced.

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 promised a homeland for Jews. But many children in schools in the West Bank and militants fighting the Israeli army today consider British rule over Palestine as a simple betrayal of the Arab cause.

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Hello Dave, thank you for your comments. You have a nice blog here. The one you visit is my personal blog, I have a more political one at philistine.wordpress.com I will make sure to link your sites on there as well.

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