Churchill was crazy... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Haim
    • 04.11.12 | 19:44 (IST)

    Churchill was the sponsor of one crazy action after another. Gallipoli was his, in World War II he tried a similar stunt. He order the Royal Navy to try to seize Rhodes and and the adjacent island after the Italians surrendered. They got clobbered and had to withdraw. It attracted the attention of the Germans, who later deported the Jews of Rhodes and Kos. British troops evacuated civilians from Kos, but didn't warn the Jews, even though they had information about what the Germans had done to the Jews of Salonica. He never touched the White Paper which closed Palestine to Jews in 1939 even though he was Prime Minister. The British were smart to dump him in 1945. He would have tried to hold India. He started the Greek Civil War by imposing the King on Greece, when the people didn't want him. It took Hitler to make Churchill look good.

    from the article: Bust of Winston Churchill, Israel's 'forgotten friend,' unveiled in Jerusalem
    First published 07:09 04.11.12 | Last updated 07:09 04.11.12
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