Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Uganda Proposal

It is interesting to note that Israel might not have ended up where it did and that we even had the British planning to give a portion of British East Africa to the Jewish people. Indeed the, British Colonial Secretary, Joseph Chamberlain's proposal in 1903 to give a big chunk of what is now Kenya to the Jewish people was taken so seriously that when Theodore Herzl brought it onto the agenda in 1903 at the sixth meeting of the World Zionist Oranisation's Zionist Congress in Basle, it actually led to a delegation being sent out to look at the land where the new Jewish state might be. Interestingly, when the three man delegation went out to survey the area under discussion, they were a little bit perturbed not only by the presence of lions in the area but also by the Maasai tribes who didn't take too kindly to strangers just moving in on them. Those would appear to be plausible explainations and we shouldn't think too much about the fact that at 15,500 km2 (1) the new state would have been substantially smaller than present day Israel, which has 20,770 km2 as I am sure that by now our zany Zionists would be telling all and sundry that there is no Maasai, no Acholi, no Hutu, no Tutsi, no Chagga, no Nyika, no Kamba, no Kikuyu, no ..... anyway, get the picture? We would be hearing some unadultarated drivel to the effect that they are are all Africans, and that Africans already have most of the continent so its alright to establish a Jewish homeland, a bastion of western civilisation, from the Zambezi to the Blue Nile.
1 http://lexicorient.com/e.o/zionism.htm

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