Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Even France Considered Palestine As Part of Syria

Further to my previous posts like this, too, there's this


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Note Article 2 of the first version of the PLO Covenant. It says "with its boundaries at the time of the British mandate." This means that it had no boundaries in Arab/Muslim tradition but had to rely on the mandatory boundaries. That is, the boundaries of the Jewish National Home. I think that this formula is repeated in the later version of the PLO charter from --I believe-- 1968. Bernard Lewis wrote an article for Commentary circa 1974-75 in which he explained what this formula means:

that there was no Arab/Muslim tradition of a separate country called "palestine" or "filastin." And therefore there was no tradition among the Arabs of a "palestinian people."