A Line In The Sand

A Line In The Sand

The Anglo-French Struggle For The Middle East, 1914-1948

Book - 2012
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Uses recently declassified French and British government documents to describe how the two countries secretly divided the Middle East during World War I and the effect these mandates had on local Arabs and Jews.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780393070651
0393070654
Characteristics: xii, 450 p., [12] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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Jan 21, 2015

As Britain and France became increasingly unpopular, they were forced into oscillating alliances that only polarized Arab and Jew, Christian and Muslim, further.

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Jan 21, 2015

..., the Jews already knew that the British were not planning any fundamental change of policy, thanks to intelligence provided to them by the French.

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Jan 20, 2015

... that when dealing with the British, violence worked.

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Jan 20, 2015

That the Noble Race will ever lie down with the Peculiar People for any length of time I very much doubt,...

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Jan 20, 2015

..., while the British had committed themselves to supporting a Jewish national home so long as it did not impinge on the existing, mostly Arab population's rights,...

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Jan 15, 2015

Britain created the problem in the first place, by enlisting the Zionists as a way to thwart French ambitions in the Middle East. But it was the French who played a vital part in the creation of the State of Israel, by helping the Jews organize the large-scale immigration and devastating terrorism that finally engulfed the bankrupt British mandate in 1948.

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Jan 21, 2015

The plain fact was that the presence of the French in the Levant States was a perpetual irritant which upset British policy in the Middle East

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