Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Journalist Shot Dead by Terrorists
While doing research, I came across this newspaper report from the Revisionist-affiliated HaMashkif daily, published in Mandate Palestine on May 22, 1939:
which quotes Vera Weizmann, Chaim's wife, writing to the British Minister for Colonies about a house guest of hers in Rehovot, a Manchester Guardian journalist, who was killed on the same day the White Paper was published by Arabs.
I looked for an English-language report and found this:
This is the Reuter's report as it appeared in the Straits Times:
and in the Sydney Morning-Herald:
His mother wrote "Life is such a rush" in 1931 and The Keys of Heaven in 1920 and a children's volume. A comedy she wrote, Britannia Of Billingsgate, was aired on BBC Television on November 19, 1953.
I do not know if he was the first journalist to be murdered covering the Arab-Israel conflict and that will need more research.
But at least the Arabs were labeled as "terrorists".
Quite different from today's press.
He was buried in Ramleh: