Sunday, December 12, 2010

Praise But Beware of American Consuls-General

Otis Allan Glazebrook was the US Consul-General in Jerusalem between 1914-1917; Dec. 1918-Dec. 1920. Born in 1845, he died at sea, returning from his service in Monaco in 1931.

He's at the far right side of this photograph taken just after the British conquest of Jerusalem in spring of 1918:

History from one book, "The Israeli-American connection: its roots in the yishuv, 1914-1945" By Michael Brown

from another book, "American consuls in the Holy Land, 1832-1914" By Ruth Kark:

Here he is, with an Arab anti-Zionist demonstration:

and the background to that picture, from "Christian protagonists for Jewish restoration" By Selig Adler, Adolf Augustus Berle:

So, you never know.


1 comment:

Morey Altman said...

Not a great record, for sure. But there was at least one good one, James G. McDonald, hand-picked by Truman against the advice of the State Department: that's why he was good.

His autobiography, "My Mission In Israel 1948-1951", can be read online: