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Anti-Israel Propaganda “Own Goal” of the Day

Quds News Network have done it yet again, this time getting overly excited about this 1922 map published recently by the BBC:

Well done, QNN, for discovering that the modern state of Israel did not exist in 1922. No pro-Israel person would claim, or claims, otherwise.

Not quite the gotcha moment they would have liked; nor is posting a map showing how “Palestine” was under the British Mandate and not an independent state (nor ever was). And the same can be said for reminding us how Transjordan was meant as an independent national home for the Arabs, while at least parts of then Palestine were intended as a Jewish national home. As Sir John E. Shuckburgh said during the eleventh session of the League of Nations’ Permanent Mandates Commission five years later:

It is not part of Palestine but it is part of the area administered by the British Government under the authority of the Palestine Mandate. The special arrangements there really go back to the old controversy about our war time pledges to the Arabs which I have no wish to revive. The point is that on our own interpretation of those pledges the country East of the Jordan – though not the country West of the Jordan – falls within the area in respect of which we promised during the war to recognise and support the independence of the Arabs.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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