The November 18th edition of the BBC Radio 4 history programme ‘Spin the Globe’ focused on the year 1929, with part of the broadcast – presented by historian Michael Scott – relating to that year’s Arab riots in what was then mandate Palestine. The programme’s synopsis states:
“…in Palestine, there was an outbreak of rioting between the Muslim and Jewish population.”
The relevant segment can be found from 14:40 here.
Scott’s introduction to the item misleadingly leads listeners to believe that efforts to establish a Palestinian state were underway in 1929.
“…in Palestine, 1929 was the year in which the ongoing dispute over the establishment of a Jewish and Palestinian state escalated to new heights of conflict, as Dr Eugene Rogan of Oxford University explains.”
Rogan: “Well the events of 1929 really demonstrated the way in which religion could come to take nationalist overtones. If you look at…
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