This analysis is highly recommended. rb http://www.newleftreview.net/NLR24401.shtml SCURRYING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM PERRY ANDERSON Behind the second Intifada lies a century of conflict in Palestine. What are its roots, and what are its prospects? The Oslo Accords, the Israeli landscape and the Arab world _______ Here is a disturbing footnote for example. . [Winston] Churchill's long-standing Zionism was based on racial rather than religious convictions. He expressed his social darwinist beliefs unambiguously to the Peel Commission in 1937, comparing Palestinian Arabs to the proverbial emblem of envious egoism in the animal world: 'I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger, even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit, for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America, or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race, a more worldly-wise race, to put it that way, has come in and taken their place'. See Martin Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill, comp. vol. 5, part 3, Boston 1983, p. 616 .
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