July 2020

Never Sell Your Salt Marshes Or You will Lose Your Homeland To The Chinese

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There is a story, that since I heard it, has stayed with me as a sobering lesson of greed, arrogance and short-sightedness. Under British rule, the mandate of Palestine had been taken over from the Ottomans post WW1. In 1920, the mandate was predominantly an Arab state, with a population of some 700,000 people, whilst the Jews numbered not more than 76,000.