Ictory as the book details how the British exerted often brutal control over the Arabs and the Jews and uelled Arab and Jewish rebellion the latter only to a limited extent especially given the ultimate realisation of Zionist schemes A freuently asserted point is that the vast majority of the British on the ground in Palestine had serious misgivings regarding the prospect of establishing a Zionist Jewish homeland on Palestinian land as they were the ones who understood its perils and impracticality but the British Government in London was relentless in its promotion of the Zionist plan and given the fact that the Mandate was set up for the express purpose of establishing a Jewish homeland that seems pretty obvious That does not rule out Britain s role in the events that took place if anything it reinforces it vigorously3 the book mostly consists of a fairly constricted range of primary sources in the form of letters autobiographies etc There is not a whole lot of explanation or interpretation besides cursory generalisations and reiterations There are many facts that are not sourcedThis book is not adeuate to gain a sufficiently informed understanding book is not adeuate to gain a sufficiently informed understanding the Arab Israeli conflict The information it has is strictly only to do with the British who though arguably very much part of the play are not the main players at all A decent history of the Mandate Sherman is a bit of a hack writer in that he is unuestionably guilty of the old block uote trick There are literally pages and pages of block uotes tied
Together By 2 3by 2 3 sentences from Sherman s pen Still worth taking a look at. Ere and reveals their attitudes accomplishments and missteps and their sense of imperial missi. Te the difficulty of satisfying the Mandate while keeping civil peace Overall a very enjoyable read This book contains discussion based on the British Mandates in Palestine The author uses many primary sources such as diaries and journals from the British men and women who were both officers and civilians A totally different perspective on the Middle east A must read for those who want to know how we got where we are in the IsraeliPalestinian stand off A FASCINATING READ GOSH SUCH A fascinating read Gosh such a story A must read for anyone wanting to even begin to understand the horrific story of the people living now in the PalestineIsraeli regionDo not ever for one moment believe that it is simple Reading this book will make YOU REALISE THAT THIS AREA IS realise that this area is a terrible position people here have never lived in peace all their livesAlso realise that this region has been This is a good book and very impartial It does what it says it does and that is present the lives of the British officers and civilians who ruled and lived in Palestine from 1918 to 1948 A few things are bothersome about it 1 it only includes sketchy details of important skirmishes that are actually worthy of much attention but that is pretty understandable I suppose as the book makes no claim to detailing the troubles anyway only the lives of the British in the Palestine 2 most frustratingly it adopts the position that the British were victims of circumstances and had no real control whatsoever on Palestine or Palestinians and subseuently the final culmination of the problems in the shape of the state of Israel which is self contrad. Drawn largely from the letters diaries and memoirs of British citizens who lived and worked th. ,
Sherman writes an intriguing book detailing the lives of the British administrative functionaries and soldiers throughout the time of British Mandate for Palestine It becomes apparent that overall the British were not necessarily fond of either the Jews nor the Arabs owing to the civil disobedience regular violent riots and acts of sabotage and the perceived closed mindedness of both parties The aggregate of the personal thoughts and accounts of British citizens stationed in Palestine however lead the reader to believe that the majority of the British official community in Palestine were either pro Arab strictly impartial in detesting both sides and that explicit antipathy was generally reserved towards the Jews A revealing part reads as follows Even for a Jewish British officer the Arabs whether they whined or threatened or cajoled or protested were always picturesue ingratiating sympathetic while the Jews right or wrong were clumsy fussy and aggressiveThe sympathetic while the Jews right or wrong were clumsy fussy and aggressiveThe had the unfortunate task of walking a tightrope between appeasing had the unfortunate task of walking a tightrope between
"Appeasing Not Antagonizing Either Party In This Seemingly Irreconcilable Conflict "not antagonizing either party in this seemingly irreconcilable conflict seemed to take their responsibility of providing a system of law and order serious than their expressed duty to use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of a national home for the Jewish people It is not a coincidence that the Permanent Mandates Commission thought the 1939 White Paper as inconsistent with the terms of the MandateThe British officials rightfully felt that Jews Arabs the Americans and all other parties were acting ungrateful and did not apprecia. An account of the strife torn decades of British rule in Palestine known as the Mandate It is.