Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland

June 14, 1893 Sir F. Clare-Ford Affront Ottoman Prohibition of Jewish Land Purchases in Palestine
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June 14, 1893 Sir F. Clare-Ford Affront Ottoman Prohibition of Jewish Land Purchases in Palestine

June 14, 1893 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Foreign Office to Sir F. Clare-Ford Affront Ottoman Prohibition of Jewish Land Purchases in Palestine FO 78/4476 – No. 146 Draft                                                           F.O. 14 June 1893 Sir,  Y. Excl’s Despatch No 199 of the 17th ult. enclosed copies of petitions addressed to the […]

1905 “Awakening of the Arab Nation”
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1905 “Awakening of the Arab Nation”

1905 “Awakening of the Arab Nation” “Two important phenomena, of the same nature but opposed, which have still not drawn anyone’s attention, are emerging at this moment in Asiatic Turkey.  They are awakening of the Arab nation and the latent effort of the Jews to reconstitute on a very large scale the ancient kingdom of […]

1905 Negib Azouri, prominent Arab intellectual
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1905 Negib Azouri, prominent Arab intellectual

1905 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Negib Azouri, prominent Arab intellectual: “These two movements [Zionism and Arab nationalism] are destined to confront each other continuously, until one prevails over the other. The final outcome of this struggle, between two people that represent two contradictory principles, may shape the destiny of […]

March 1911 Mendel Beilis, charged with murder
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March 1911 Mendel Beilis, charged with murder

March 1911 There is no evidence against a Jewish clerk tried for ritually murdering a Christian boy in Kiev In 1911. But that wasn’t the point. The Crime scene- produced no clear suspects, police felt pressured to make an arrest. Through a mixture of political agitation and scheming on the part of the authorities, Russian […]

March 7, 1911 General Lowther to Sir Edward Grey about Anti-Zionist Resentments in Turkey
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March 7, 1911 General Lowther to Sir Edward Grey about Anti-Zionist Resentments in Turkey

March 7, 1911 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel General Lowther to Sir Edward Grey about Anti-Zionist Resentments in Turkey FO 371/1245 – No. 146 Confidential                                         Pera, March 7th, 1911 Sir, In Mr. Marling’s despatch No. 992 Confidential of December 27th 1909, my 621 of August 31st 1910 and my No. […]

March 17, 1913 Lowther to Sir E. Grey Ottoman Opposition to Zionism
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March 17, 1913 Lowther to Sir E. Grey Ottoman Opposition to Zionism

March 17, 1913 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Lowther to Sir E. Grey Ottoman Opposition to Zionism FO 371/1794 – No. 218 (16925)                                                    Pera, March 17, 1913 Sir, After the coup d’etat of January 23, last by which the Committee of Union and Progress (e.g. COUP) seized power, the Zionists […]

June 1914, Raghib al-Nashashibi
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June 1914, Raghib al-Nashashibi

June 1914 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Raghib al-Nashashibi, resident of Jerusalem to the Ottoman Parliament in Constantinople: “If I am elected as representative, I shall devote all my strength, day and night, to doing away with the threat of the Zionists and Zionism.” Source: Shafir, Gershon.  Land, Labor, and […]

1915 Zion Mule Corp
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1915 Zion Mule Corp

In 1915 a unit of the British Army known as the Zion Mule Corps was formed in Alexandria by Egyptian refugees from Palestine, and then sent to Gallipoli to fight the Turks in WWI. A letter by General Sir Ian Hamilton to the Day, a New York newspaper: “General Headquarters,” “Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.” “It may […]

May 16, 1916 Sykes/ Picot Agreement
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May 16, 1916 Sykes/ Picot Agreement

The Sykes-Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement was a secret agreement between the governments of the Great Britain and France, with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente(France Great Britain and Russia) succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during […]

January 18, 1919 A delegation of Muslim-Christian before the Key-Crane commission In Jerusalem
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January 18, 1919 A delegation of Muslim-Christian before the Key-Crane commission In Jerusalem

January 18, 1919 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel A delegation of Muslim-Christian before the Key-Crane commission In Jerusalem, “It is impossible for us to make an understanding with them [Jews] or even to live them together… If the League of Nations will not listen to the appeal of the Arabs […]