The Proposal Balfour Rejected: A Jewish State in the Persian Gulf

The British Library exposes an ambitious plan of a Jewish doctor who promised to conquer a desert oasis - with a little help from British forces.

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BERLIN - On September 12, 1917, the British ambassador to France, Lord Francis Bertie received a letter with an odd request: Dr M. L. Rothstein, a Russian Jewish doctor living in France, requested that Bertie...