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Thread #69858   Message #1192407
Posted By: CarolC
24-May-04 - 12:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
In fact he has his facts quite correct. Sorry to disappoint Carol C.

Yes, Bill is telling it like it really happened.

Just because the two of you say so? I'm afraid it doesn't work that way.

The notion that it was all about Jew hatred is one of the most absurd ideas I've ever heard. There were already Jews living in what is now Israel and the Palestinians Occupied Territories, for many centuries. Not only did the Muslims and Christians who shared that land with them not kill them all off, they lived peacefully together on that land. People didn't start hating each other there until the Europeans showed up.

Now, on the subject of the Mufti, he was released from jail and appointed to that post by the British, and against the will of the majority of Arabs in the region who thought he was a thug. The British did this as a part of their tactic of playing one side against the other. I'd say their tactic worked quite well.

I'll address the other points tomorrow.