Sunday, July 22, 2018

'There Was A Warning" - King David Hotel UPDATED

'There was a warning' at King David Hotel, July 22, 1946




(h/t+CF)

ADDRESS [OF LORD JANNER] IN REPLY TO HER MAJESTY'S MOST GRACIOUS SPEECH

HL Deb 22 May 1979 vol 400 cc233-432233


Lord Carrington
My Lords, I think we ought to face up to the fact that no country in the world faces Israel's security problems or has so much at stake. Since independence in 1948 her population has increased fivefold. In an area of development, few countries can show Israel's record in agriculture, health conditions, education and industrial development. It is practically the only country in the world that has emerged to independence since the war that has faced these problems at once and has tackled them in a system of democracy.
There is one thing I should like to add. I think it should be said. There is an attempt made to defame the present Prime Minister of the State of Israel—who, incidentally, is here to talk to many 282important people in this country; and I hope your Lordships will forgive me if I leave the Chamber for a few hours later on in order to hear what he has to say. He is speaking in Central Hall, Westminster. As your Lordships know, I am against terrorism of any kind and for any purpose. But I think we must be fair. I was informed that on a radio interview Mr. Begin a few days ago explained the line that his friends took when he said that under no circumstances did they plan attacks on women, children or civilians.

I think the House is entitled to know some facts that I came across in the course of some professional inquiries I have been making in respect of what happened at the time of the King David Hotel incident. I came across them not very long ago; I am saying this with the consent both of the people who have been in touch with me and also of the doctor concerned. I want to wipe away the suggestion that no warning was given. I propose to read a letter from a Dr. Crawford in Bournemouth. I quote: It was very kind of you to phone me today and I sat down at once to write to you". I met Dr. Crawford at another venture of Israel which is well known to many people—the Magem David, which is the Shield of David Ambulance and Health Services. I happened to meet him at a conference held in Bournemouth. Casually he told me that he knew something about this. He says in his letter: "Further to our recent conversation in Bournemouth, I am writing to confirm that the officer"— he spoke about an officer whose name, I am sure, is known to those who were in Palestine— "who wrote to me in 1946 concerning the King David Hotel 'incident' was Major-General Dudley Sheridan Skelton, CB, DSO, FRCS, formerly DGMS in India, Hon Physician to HM The King and to HE the Viceroy of India. He retired from the forces about 1937"— I think that it is of great importance that this attack should be properly and effectively met— "when he was given the rank of Brigadier and was ADMS in the SE Command. It was in this area that I met him in the course of my duties as Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Medical Services Hospital at Preston Hall Sanatorium, Maidstone, and I worked with him until my transfer to Bournemouth as Medical Superintendent of Douglas House Sanatorium in 1943, but we remained in contact with each other for some years. 

In 1946, he was head of a hospital in Palestine near Jerusalem and was a frequent visitor to the King David Hotel; apparently he was there on the very day of the explosion and he wrote me that 'a warning' was passed on to the officers in the bar in rather jocular terms, implying it was 'Jewish terrorist bluff'. But despite advice to 'ignore the bluff' he decided to leave and thus was out of the hotel when the explosion took place. I kept his letter for many years, but unfortunately, after the death of my wife in 1970 and my own severe illness in 1971, I sold my house and went into a flat and because of limited space I unwisely threw away a lot of my accumulated papers and correspondence, so the letter is no longer available; and Brigadier Skelton has long since died. I hope these facts will be of some help to you. Many of my friends knew this story at the time but few have survived; my sister-in-law will remember it clearly as she was friendly with the Brigadier and lived with us at the time. If you think it worth-while, I could contact her"— I did ask him to contact her and she wrote a letter confirming what Dr. Crawford said.

As your Lordships are well aware, I do not approve of terrorists of any kind. The Prime Minister of Israel explained a few days ago what happened and I hope that the letter I have read out now will, in all fairness, answer the accusation that has been made about this incident. I am very grateful for the attention the House has given me.


And remarks by Menachem Begin as published in Benjamin Netanyahu, ed., "International Terrorism: Challenge And Response," Proceedings of the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism, July 2­5, 1979, (Jerusalem: The Jonathan Institute, 1980), p. 45 (thanks to DaledAmos)



And see here in 2006.

From a personal reminisce:


"I was having a coffee with a friend when the first minor bomb went off. "I didn’t think much of it at the time because this sort of thing was happening every day...I was sitting by the window when the second bomb went off. It blew the window out completely and threw me across the room."


^

32 comments:

Packers and Movers Noida said...

We Provide Best Packers And Movers Noida List for Get Free Best Quotes, Compare Charges, Save Money And Time, Household Shifting Services
Packers And Movers Noida

dipika khan said...

chanakyapuri escorts
dwarka escorts
rohini escorts
ashram escorts
kalkaji escorts
sarita vihar escorts
new friends colony escorts
okhla escorts
mukherjee nagar escorts
mehrauli escorts

anukadiyan said...

nungambakkam escorts
omr road escorts
ecr road escorts
anna nagar escorts
boat club road escorts
anna salai escorts
mylapore escorts

Unknown said...

powai escorts #####
vile parle escorts #####
colaba escorts #####
borivali escorts #####
breach candy escorts #####
chembur escorts #####

dipika khan said...

chanakyapuri escorts
dwarka escorts
rohini escorts
ashram escorts
kalkaji escorts
sarita vihar escorts
new friends colony escorts
okhla escorts
mukherjee nagar escorts
mehrauli escorts

myangleshub said...

gaur city escorts
mukherjee nagar escorts
dwarka escorts
east of kailash escorts
cr park escorts
chhatarpur escorts
connaught place escorts
rohini escorts

myangleshub said...

vaishali escorts
greater kailash escorts
greater noida escorts
green park escorts
gtb nagar escorts
hari nagar escorts
hauz khas escorts
chirag delhi escorts

Unknown said...

vaishali escorts $$$$
faridabad escorts $$$$
ghaziabad escorts $$$$
noida escorts $$$$
karol bagh escorts $$$$

simasingh said...

Look Independent High class Delhi escorts services in 3 star Hotels with Photos.Book 9873940964 Hot Model escorts or Call Girls in Delhi. http://shanvibhardwaj.in/mahipalpur-escorts.html
Faridabad escorts
***
ghaziabad escorts
***
gurgaon escorts
***
noida escorts
***
greater noida escorts
***
Dhaula kuan Escorts
***
Rohini Escorts
***
Saket escorts
***
South Ex escorts
***

tanyabansal said...

Connaught Place Escorts|9711199171 | Escorts Girls at your Hotel 24/7 Available


connaught place escorts $$$$
greater kailash escorts $$$$
saket escorts $$$$
dwarka escorts $$$$
rohini escorts $$$$

bookyourgf said...

bandra escorts###
borivali escorts###
chembur escorts###
churchgate escorts###
colaba escorts###

ritikangt4u said...

Saket Call Girls | 9999965857 | Book Escorts in Saket at Hotels


saket escorts $$$$$$
connaught place escorts $$$$$$
vaishali escorts $$$$$$
gaur city escorts $$$$$$
indirapuram escorts $$$$$$
laxmi-nagar escorts $$$$$$

Unknown said...

Choose High Profile Call Girls in Delhi with Photos, Contact us at 9899900591, to book Top Model Escorts in Delhi. India's VIP Independent Delhi Escorts.

Noida escorts
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-pitampura.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-rk-puram.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-rohini.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-saket.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-sarai-kale-khan.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-sarita-vihar.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-shahdara.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-south-ex.html $$$$
http://www.monarathi.in/escorts-service-uttam-nagar.html $$$$

modelsvila said...

Delhi Escorts Service available for bookings 9711199171 , Fulfill your sexual dream with Independent Call Girls Delhi, You can Hire Models vila Call Girls in Delhi for hotels and beaches. Fulfill your wish and find Independent Call Girls in Delhi.

palam vihar escorts $$$
paschim vihar escorts $$$
kalkaji escorts $$$
saket escorts $$$
karolbagh escorts $$$
raipur escorts $$$

romanticseena said...


Welcomes to the Hyderabad Escorts Agency. come and join us for enjoyment with hot and cool girls . visit my website :-

ameerpet Escorts
madhapur Escorts
kukatpally Escorts
miyapur Escorts
uppal Escorts
manikonda Escorts

nelam sharma said...


welcoming to the world of imagination. join us for fully sexual satisfaction in Connaught Place. visit my website:-
connaught place Escorts
dwarka Escorts
aerocity escortss
janakpuri escorts
vasant vihar
vasant kunj Escorts
mahipalpur Escorts

riyapandey said...

I'm riyapandey call girs in Faridabad.Faridabad escort agency give you out call and in call service.If you want book call girl visit here:-

greater kailash escorts ##
lajpat nagar escorts ##
laxmi nagar escorts ##
mahipalpur escorts ##
malviya nagar escorts ##
nehru place escorts ##

anushkadas said...

http://anushkadas.in/gallery.html | Need noida Escorts Service | Call anushkadas 09873940964 To Hire Call Girls Service in noida, Russian Model Escort accessible.
Noida Escorts
*-*
Noida Call Girls
*-*
Escort Service in Noida
*-*
Faridabad Escorts
*-*
Ghaziabad escorts
*-*
Gurgaon Escorts
*-*
Greater Noida Escorts
*-*
Aerocity Escorts
*-*

sexydelhi cityescorts said...

Welcome to http://www.sexydelhicityescorts.com/ delhi Escorts Open 24*7 hours | Call Us +91-9899900591 | Call Girls in delhi offering Independent and VIP Call Girls, delhi.
💚Delhi Call Girls💋
*-*
💚Delhi Escorts💋
*-*
💚Escorts in Delhi💋
*-*
💚Saket Escorts💋
*-*
💚Laxmi Nagar escorts💋
*-*

shina singh said...

http://shina.in/gallery.html Getting an ideal Sexy VIP noida Escorts. noida Call Girls: Top Russian Call Girl in noida by shina Escort Service. Contract Independent Housewife at modest rate. 9899900591
Call Girls in Noida💚💋

Noida Escort Service💚💋

Escort Service Noida💚💋

noida Escorts💚💋

noida call girls💚💋

gaur city Escorts💚💋

dipti kaur said...

Dwarka escort girls to get Dwarka Escorts to make your night amazingly wonderful and noteworthy at truly reasonable expense. Contract 9999965857 http://www.diptikaur.com/
💚 Dwarka escorts💋

💚 Dwarka Call Girls💋

💚 Nehru Place escorts💋

💚 Karol Bagh escorts💋

💚 Aerocity escorts💋

💚 connaught place escorts💋

💚 Laxmi Nagar escorts💋

💚 Mahipalpur call girls💋

missjoya said...

Find Independent High class Noida escorts services in 5 star Hotels with Photos.Call 09899900591 to book Hot Model escorts or Call Girls in Noida.

http://www.missjoya.com/
http://www.missjoya.com/gallery.html
http://www.missjoya.com/services.html
http://www.missjoya.com/fees.html
http://www.missjoya.com/contactus.html
http://www.missjoya.com/escorts-service-aerocity.html
http://www.missjoya.com/escorts-service-chanakyapuri.html
http://www.missjoya.com/escorts-service-chandni-chowk.html
http://www.missjoya.com/escorts-service-chhatarpur.html
http://www.missjoya.com/escorts-service-connaught-place.html

exclusivenightgirls said...

get exclusive night call girls in delhi. we provide only hot and sexy call girls in your location. all type of call girls are available. contact 9873777170 http://www.exclusivenightgirls.com/gallery-russian-escort-service-delhi.html
connaught place escorts service💚

💋lajpat nagar escorts service💚

💋munirka escorts service💚

💋east of kailash escorts service💚

💋greater kailash escorts service💚

💋hauz khas escorts service💚

💋pitampura escorts service💚

💋mayur vihar escorts service💚

💋paharganj escorts service💚

anushkagoyal said...

Aerocity Escorts Hot Girls at your Home 24/7 @9999965857

aerocity escorts ?????
rajouri garden escorts ?????
paschim vihar escorts ?????
meera bagh escorts ?????
patel nagar escorts ?????
kirti nagar escorts ?????

packers and movers chandigarh said...

This is the official page for Packers and Movers chandigarh. With the expertise in the packing and moving services, our branch at chandigarh has been professionally delivering

satisfying outcomes the people across India.Call Us - 9001694151.

packers and movers pinjore $$$$
packers and movers amritsar $$$$
packers and movers panchkula $$$$
packers and movers jalandhar $$$$
packers and movers ambala $$$$
packers and movers mohali $$$$

garimagarg said...

pratap vihar escorts $$$
krishna vihar escorts $$$
shalimar garden escorts $$$
ramprastha escorts $$$
vaishali escorts $$$
indirapuram escorts $$$
vasundhara escorts $$$
kaushambi escorts $$$
chanakyapuri escorts $$$
connaught place escorts $$$

mumbai escorts love said...

Mumbai Escorts Love is offering such Hot Mumbai Call Girls at affordable rates. Book +91 9920725232 to rent Escorts in Mumbai Services for sexual fun.

Jogeshwari Call Girls Service $$$$
Vakola Call Girls Service $$$$
Vile Parle Call Girls Service $$$$
Wadala Call Girls Service $$$$
Kalyan Call Girls Service $$$$

mumbai escorts love said...

Hi, I am gorgeous independent high profile escorts call girl in Mumbai offering services in Mumbai's vip areas.
Vashi Call Girls Service
Andheri East Escirts Service
Andheri West Escirts Service
Nariman Point Call Girls Service
Nerul call Girls Service
Mumbai Airport Call Girls Service

Book My Babes said...

Always so interesting to visit your site.What a great info, thank you for sharing. this will help me so much in my learning.When your website or blog goes live for the first time, it is exciting. That is until you realize no one but you and your.Gtb Nagar Call Girls, Vaishali Call Girls, Indirapuram Call Girls, Crossings Republik Call Girls, Kaushambi Call Girls, Vasundhara Call Girls, Gaur City Call Girls, Nainital Call Girls Service

TanvaVerma said...

Very nice blog and articles. I am realy very happy to visit your blog. Now I am found which I actually want. I check your blog everyday and try to learn something from your blog. Thank you and waiting for your new post. Call Girls Darya Ganj , Call Girls Jama Masjid , Call Girls Kamla Market , Call Girls Lal kuan , Call Girls Gole Market , Call Girls Rabindra Nagar , Call Girls RK Puram

shalusharma said...

Welcome to VIP Delhi Escorts, the escort agency with the excellent skills of love making. Our Call Girls service in Delhi can make anyone happy because we are available 24/7. You can feel free to call us: 9873940964 anytime.

lajpat nagar escorts ###
munirka escorts ###
east of kailash escorts ###
hauzkhas escorts ###
pitampura escorts ###
mayur vihar escorts ###
paharganj escorts ###
vasundhra escorts ###
kaushambi escorts ###
vaishali escorts ###

Dipikasharmahot said...

💋 hyderabad escorts $$$$ 💚
💋 ghaziabad escorts $$$$ 💚
💋 noida escorts $$$$ 💚
💋 gurgaon escorts $$$$ 💚
💋 faridabad escorts $$$$ 💚