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    • Stephen Connor
    • 26.11.09 | 17:38 (IST)

    Okay Paul, Read the mandate more carefully this time. The Mandate for Palestine is simply that part of the Middle East controlled by Britain. There is no designation of a separate "Jewish State." There are no defined boundaries within which Jews will have any particular authority. The Balfour Declaration does not define any boundaries. You may cite The Almighty's compact with Abraham but that doesn't provide much exclusion either if any. You are clearly creating history out of whole cloth. Peace. Stephen

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