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Winston Churchill and Abdulaziz ibn Saud - champagne and Jew hatred

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Submitted by Martin J. Malliet (Belgium), Aug 1, 2017 at 14:35

Winston Churchill had the courage to insist on drinking champagne in the presence of Abulaziz ibn Saud. But did he have the courage to go further? Do we know how he responded to Abdulaziz's exhortation: "Do not ask me to love the Jews, it would be contrary to my religion." Or must we presume that he chose to avoid confronting his Arab counterpart on such a 'sensitive' matter? More or less as we do today?

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