"According to Columbia University historian Rashid Khalidi, the mandate ignored the political rights of the Arabs. Indeed the Arab leadership repeatedly demand the British to confer them national and political rights" You're misconstruing what Rashid Khalidi said. Note the word 'national' "The arabs say that the Mandate did not confer them equal rights. CJ says "it confered equal rights" Who can we believe?" The actual Mandate.
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)
from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally