Monday, February 24, 2014

24 February 2014 Promise them a homeland, don’t let them enlist

Cassi Creek:  The Great War is still unfinished.
 In November 1915, The Jewish Chronicle reported examples of recruiting officers saying, “Lord Kitchener does not want any more Jews in the Army.”  Before the end of the Great War, the Balfour Declaration promised those unwanted Jews a homeland in what became the Palestinian Mandate. 
            Unfortunately, someone else promised the same real estate to the Arabs who were caught in the demolition of the Ottoman Empire.  Thus, the twice promised land, and the political and religious struggles still taking place in the Middle East today. 
            Cohen’s article provides familial and personal viewpoints.  The rampant anti-Semitism of Europe also remains unresolved.

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