Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel
celestialweasel

I bet they would have made a film about him...

... but Glubb of Jordan doesn't have the same ring to it as Lawrence of Arabia (actually he was known as 'Glubb Pasha')

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glubb
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_2514000/2514379.stm
"Tomorrow, General Glubb will report to the Foreign Office before going to Chequers for lunch with the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden."

This was found by a trail starting with the biography of Emanuel Goldberg, Emanuel Goldberg and His Knowledge Machine
http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=0313313326 who essentially had, in the 30s, made a functioning Memex (which he called a Statistical Machine), about which more later, probably. It is a fine book.
Goldberg went to Palestine after having to flee from Germany in 1933. This lead me to think that I didn't actually know very much about the Jews in Palestine, and thus a trip to Wikipedia.


The one subway station in Tel Aviv: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalom_Meir_tower

Tel Aviv's Bauhaus / International Style buildings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_City_(Tel_Aviv)

The Jewish Agency http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Agency " Its leadership was elected by Jews from all over the world by proportional representation" Hmm. Citation needed (and I have looked at lots of pages thrown up by Google.

http://www.israelipalestinianprocon.org/Treaties/1946aaci.html 1946 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Report to the United States Government and His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom,
Lausanne, Switzerland April 20, 1946 "British officials hold all the important positions. They exercise as much authority as in a country where the mass of the inhabitants are in a primitive stage of civilization." "The Arabs are aware of Western civilization and increasingly eager to share its benefits." And much more in that style.

Did you know 1/4 of New Guinea was German, and therefore became a League of Nations Mandate after WWI? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_New_Guinea

Report by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Council of the League of Nations on the Administration of Palestine and Trans-Jordan for the year 1930 http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/a47250072a3dd7950525672400783bde/c2feff7b90a24815052565e6004e5630!OpenDocument "The radical elements of the vernacular Press in Palestine maintained a virulence of partisanship and propaganda which sometimes degenerated into excitement or sedition. Happily, the public was not responsive. Four Arab newspapers and one Jewish newspaper were suspended for periods ranging from seven to thirty-two days. One of the Arab newspapers was suspended on three different occasions; and another on two different occasions. The Jewish newspaper was suspended twice." Ah, the ever admirable British.
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