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    • 11.08.13 | 16:43 (IDT)

    The extremist Mufti of Jerusalem originally opposed the Palestine Mandate on the grounds that it separated Palestine from Syria; he emphasized that there was no difference between Palestinian and Syrian Arabs in national characteristics or group life. As late as May, 1947, Arab representatives reminded the United Nations in a formal statement that ‘Palestine was ... part of the Province of Syria ...Politically, the Arabs of Palestine were not independent in the sense of forming a separate political entity. ... (The Palestinians People, History, Politics; edited by Curtis, Neyer, Waxman and Pollack; 1975, p. 200)

    from the article: Settlements will continue to determine Israel's future
    First published 05:16 11.08.13 | Last updated 05:16 11.08.13
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