One of the strenghts of the Zionist movement in the Mandate days was, that it was well organised in Europe and the USA, the centres of powers. Against this the Palestinians had nothing. They did not have representatives arguing and lobbying in favour of and defending the position of the indigenous Palestinian population in the European capitals. Sun Yat-Sen never met Palestinian Arabs and never went to Palestine. Had he done so, he would - as a Chinese nationalist - have had sympathy for the predicament of the Palestinian position.
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from the article: Zionism had a friend in the Far East