7 June 2001
Show More One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate by Tom Segev, translated by Haim Watzman.
Little, Brown, 612 pp., £25, January 2001, 0 316 64859 0Show More
Ploughing Sand: British Rule in Palestine 1917-48 by Naomi Shepherd.
Murray, 290 pp., £12.99, September 2000, 0 7195 6322 4Show More
“... the mercy of tsarist pogroms, did not offend the Zionist leadership in Britain. On the contrary, Chaim Weizmann, a Russian-born Jewish immigrant who sought to succeed Herzl after his death in 1904, appeared to sympathise with Balfour’s position. Herzl had already asked the Colonial Secretary, Joseph Chamberlain, to permit Jewish colonisation in Egypt near ...”