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December 15, 1917 Gilbert Clayton, Britain’s chief representative to Mark Sykes in Cairo
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December 15, 1917 Gilbert Clayton, Britain’s chief representative to Mark Sykes in Cairo

December 15, 1917 India, Muslims, and Oil Gilbert Clayton, Britain’s chief representative to Mark Sykes in Cairo: “We have to consider whether the situation demands out-and-out support of Zionism at the risk of alienating the Arabs. By pushing them as hard as we appear to be doing, we are risking the possibility of Arab unity […]

1521 The Temple Mount
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1521 The Temple Mount

There are various accounts of Suleiman the Magnificent efforts to locate the Temple’s ruins. Rabbi Eliezer Nachman Puah, (1540), relates: I have been told that in the day of Sultan Suleiman the site of the Temple was not known and the Sultan had every corner of Jerusalem searched for it. One day the man in […]

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March 24, 1921 The Palestine Mandate is Reduced by 75%
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March 24, 1921 The Palestine Mandate is Reduced by 75%

March 24, 1921 The Shame of Winston Churchill The Palestine Mandate is Reduced by 75% In an urgent letter to the Foreign Office, the Colonial Office explained that Article 25 (of the Palestine Mandate) had been framed in such a way as to enable Britain “to set up an Arab administration and to withhold indefinitely […]

July 24st 1938 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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July 24st 1938 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

July 24st 1938 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine Sir Sidney Waterlow the British Ambassador  in Athens wrote: Every British ambassador in Europe received instructions on July 21, 1938, that he was to press his respective government not to allow Jews to pass through their ports or towns on their way to Palestine. “The Greek […]

March 2nd 1939 British Restrict Jewish Immigration
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March 2nd 1939 British Restrict Jewish Immigration

March 2rd 1939 British Restrict Jewish Immigration Neville Henderson British Ambassador in Berlin: Henderson did as instructed on the following day, on the 3rd of March. Going to see the German Foreign Office and sending them a memorandum on the British intention and desire to check unauthorized immigration of Jews from the German Reich. Source: […]

March 8, 1939 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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March 8, 1939 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

On March 8th, the Romanian government let 850 Jews board an immigrant ship to proceed through the Danube Channel into the Black Sea. As one senior Foreign Office official dealing with Southeast Europe noted, “IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT WE (E.G. THE GOVERNMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN)SHOULD REPROVE THE ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT AT ONCE.” Source: Sir Martin […]

May 23, 1939 The Shame of Winston Churchill
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May 23, 1939 The Shame of Winston Churchill

May 23, 1939 The Shame of Winston Churchill “To whom was the pledge of the Balfour Declaration made? It was not made to the Jews of Palestine, it was not made to those who were actually living in Palestine. It was made to world Jewry and in particular to the Zionist associations. It was in […]

June 1944 Population Transfer of Germans
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June 1944 Population Transfer of Germans

Because of the havoc Hitler had unleashed on behalf of Germans outside Germany, in 1944 Churchill endorsed—with Roosevelt and Stalin agreeing—ethnic cleansing. Postwar stability would be built by scrubbing Germans from non-German countries. “Expulsion,” said Churchill, “is the method which … will be the most satisfactory and lasting.” Source: Newsweek, 3/21/2008, George F. Will: Kosovo’s […]

July 27, 1944 The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem
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July 27, 1944 The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

July 27, 1944 Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Hasanji (Husseini), Yasser Arafat, Mahmud Abbas                                                                                                                   Berlin, July 27, 1944 “To the Reichsfuehrer SS and Minister of the interior H. Himmler Reichsfuehrer: In my letter to you of June 5, 1944, I referred back to our conversation in […]

November 30, 1947 Arab Higher Committee
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November 30, 1947 Arab Higher Committee

The Arab Higher Committee declared a three-day general strike.