Sunday, May 15, 2016

"Settlers" Already Then

From an article by Nick Danforth, a senior analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center,  in the New York Times on the Sykes-Picot Agreement:

...Faisal’s territorial claims would have put him in direct conflict with Maronite Christians pushing for independence in what is today Lebanon, with Jewish settlers who had begun their Zionist project in Palestine...

Well, did he use "settler" anachronistically?  Or are Jews always "settlers"?

By the way, Jews never ceased their "project" in Eretz-Yisrael.

And I just blogged last week on TE Lawrence's 1917 letter:

 “About the Jews in Palestine, Feisal has agreed not to operate or agitate west of the [Wadi] Araba-Dead Sea-Jordan line, or south of the Haifa-Beisan line . . . 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wait is it a matter of any kind of political or historical or ideological dispute that Jews who had moved from Europe and settled in Palestine at the end of the 19th century played a crucial role in the foundation of Israel?