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1939 George Antonius on the Arab View of Palestine in 1918

George AntoniusIn 1939 George Antonius noted the Arab view of Palestine in 1918:

“Faisal’s views about the future of Palestine did not differ from those of his father and were identical with those held then by the great majority of politically-minded Arabs. The representative Arab view was substantially that which King Husain [Grand Sherif of Mecca, the great grandfather of the current King Hussein of Jordan] had expressed to the British Government … in January 1918. In the Arab view, Palestine was an Arab territory forming an integral part of Syria.”

Source: George Antonius, THE ARAB AWAKENING: THE STORY OF THE ARAB NATIONAL MOVEMENT (Philadelphia: 1939);

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