August 02, 2006

Tracing The Origins Of The Middle East Crisis

Via the ICH Comments, an excellent quote from Mahatma Ghandi in 1938:
"Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home."
(This was published on 26 November 1938 in Harijan, Mohandas K. Gandhi's magazine).


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