Contre les nationalismes rivaux et incompatibles que son mandat a déclenchés, la Grande-Bretagne n’a eu d’autre choix que de se retirer du territoire qu’elle avait autrefois espéré faire partie intégrante de son empire.
More than a century after Lord Balfour made his declaration, there is little agreement about what former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s foreign secretary or subsequent governments intended to do with Palestine.
It should not be such a mystery. Britain wanted Palestine for its own empire, for simple geostrategic reasons born of World War I. Towards that end, the British government sought to exploit the Zionist movement – not to create a Jewish state, but to partner with Zionist settlers in managing Palestine over the predictable opposition of the Palestinian Arab majority. LINK TO ARTICLE