# 93 Paul Harris. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick Ferriman
    • 17.03.07 | 21:00 (IST)

    Dear Paul, You are a bit short on facts and logic today. France was also looking for a fight. Ever since France had lost Alsace and Lorraine in 1871 it had looked for a way to recover them. The two statues in Place de La Concorde which faced East were draped in black for the 50 years it took to recover them. If Great Britain had realized that its Entente Cordial with France was interpreted as unequivocal support in a conflict with Germany, Britain might have worked far harder than it did to stop the conflict from brewing. France got her revenge for her earlier humiliation. Alsace and Lorraine were recovered in 1919. In exchange, Communism was unleashed in Russia and Fascism in Germany.

    from the article: Seeing the Other more clearly
    First published 00:00 16.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.03.07
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