Sarkozy says Israel must share Jerusalem


Clash of Worlds. TV BBC 2.  


The story of the extraordinary tensions and mutual misunderstandings, wars and reconciliations that have haunted two cultures, Christian and Muslim, during Imperial Britain’s rise and fall. And how the centuries-old conflict between Islam and a Christian West can help us understand the causes of terrorist acts in the 21st century.

The final programme of the series looks at the politically-charged history of Palestine and how decisions made by the British rulers of Palestine 90 years ago, when they supported the idea of a nation state for Jews in Palestine, are held to blame for intensifying a conflict that continues to this day.

In December 1917 the British General Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem with TE Lawrence, the guerrilla leader of an Arab army, by his side. More than 800 years after they were evicted from Palestine during the Crusades, the British again ruled over the Holy Land.

From the deserts of southern Jordan, through the West Bank and Israel, this film traces the roots of the Palestine Issue and the competing nationalist demands that the British faced. On one hand the Balfour Declaration in 1917 promised a homeland for Jews. On the other, children in schools in the West Bank and militants fighting the Israeli army today remember British rule over Palestine as a simple betrayal of the Arab cause. [AD,S]

Ref, British Religion and Power. Disasters. (Proof of cultural-religious or sectarian bias, and departmental (leader) indoctrination guiding British Foreign Policy)

Disaster of British Foreign Policy. Jewish – Zionism. The Christian Crusaders – Balfour – Sykes-Picot Agreement – Blair and Bush. Sykes at his Family Seat (an estate in Lancashire) and dressing up in ancient Crusader armour etc., and the (attempted) gag on the press, "To not combine Crusading with Arab subjugation".

The Secret Faith of Blair. Ref, Notes, "Carl Sagan and the madness of our political leaders". 

"If Blair had been able to relate this vision to his policies, we would have had more constructive social policy at home and principled policies abroad."

Mr Blair’s ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell famously warned reporters: "We don’t do God."

He acknowledged to the programme that his former boss, "Does do God in quite a big way", but that both men feared the public would be wary.


What the Peace Makers and the New Zionists can learn from the book: ‘Desert Queen’ Janet Wallach (the life of ‘Gertrude Bell’).
"Islam is the bond that unites the western and central parts of the continent, as it is the electric current by which the transmission of sentiment is effected, and its potency is increased by the fact that there is little or no sense of territorial nationality to counterbalance it. A Turk or a Persian does not speak of , "my country" in the way that an Englishman or a Frenchman thinks and speaks; his patriotism is confined to the town of which he is a native, or at most to the district in which that town lies. If you ask him what nationality he belongs he will reply : "I am a man of Isfahan," or "I am a man of Konia," as the case maybe, just as the Syrian will reply that he is a native of Damascus or Aleppo – I have already indicated that Syria is merely a geographical term corresponding to no national sentiment in the breasts of the inhabitants".
"We feel that the Arabs and Jews are cousins in race…[and] have suffered similar oppression at the hands of powers stronger than themselves… We Arabs, especially the educated amongst us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement… We will wish the Jews a hearty welcome here…People less informed and less responsible than our leaders and yours, ignoring the need for co-operation of the Arabs and Zionists, have been trying to exploit the local difficulties that must necessarily arise in Palestine in the early stages of our movements".
GertrudeBell in Iraqin 1909 age 41
"If we defend the title to our land or the sovereignty of our country, we do it for reasons no different, no less innate, no less ineradicable, than do lower animals. The dog barking at you from his masters fence acts for a motive indistinguishable from that of his master when the fence was built. Quoted in – Robert Ardrey, ‘The Territorial Imperative’.

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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