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Submitted by FrumiousFalafel (United States), May 9, 2010 at 15:40

That quote by Antonius is absolutely fascinating! Not only does it entirely free the Jews of any responsibility (and accomplished by, as you point out, the "official historian of Palestinian nationalism," but it brings to fore this whole notion of Palestinians as "Southern Syrians." I've seen many people bandy this phrase around in various settings, but this is the first time I've read it declared so strongly... and by a "distinguished" Arab writer! There must be at minimum, strong elements of truth to this.

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