The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78190   Message #1407633
Posted By: CarolC
12-Feb-05 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Well,well. Mid East Cease Fire
Subject: RE: BS: Well,well. Mid East Cease Fire
The Palestinians can thank the British (or at least one of them, Sir Herbert Samuel) for Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini being the Mufti, since Samuel is the one who appointed al-Husseini to that position against the wishes of the majority of Palestinians. So I think we can say that pretty much everyone was working against the Palestinians getting an independent state. With that in mind, I think it's not too surprising that they don't have a state.