A Picture a Day – Winston Churchill’s Visit to Jerusalem 1921

The Muslim Issue

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill noted the Arab influx [illegal mass immigration from Egypt and Arabia]. Churchill, a veteran of the early years of the British mandate in the Holy Land, noted in 1939 that “far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population.”

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by IsraelDailyPicture

The great British leader Winston Churchill visited Palestine in 1921, relatively early in his career while serving as Colonial Secretary.  He was attending a conference in Cairo, and, according to Churchill, he was invited to Jerusalem by his friend the British Commissioner for Palestine, Herbert Samuel.

Churchill and Samuels on Mt Scopus

While in Jerusalem he attended a tree-planting ceremony at Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus with Sir Herbert Samuel. (pictured right)

From the left, Churchill, Lawrence and Abdullah

Perhaps one of his…

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