spot near the Tel Aviv zoo where each received eighteen lashes and was
then released. The next morning, another Irgun warning was posted:
"If the oppressors dare in the future to abuse the bodies and the human
and national honour of Jewish youths, we shall no longer reply with the
whip. We shall reply with fire."
The British attempt to humiliate the Jews had backfired. They were
humiliated instead. The other Irgun prisoner was not whipped but
granted amnesty instead, along with sixteen Arabs. Churchill, concerned about British prestige, accused the government of not knowing
how to "behave like men. You whip a Jewish terrorist and the terrorists
catch a British major and three non-commissioned officers and whip
them the next day. You then cancel the whipping of another terrorist.
Do you know what this means?"
New York Times, March 18, 1944.
Manchester Guardian, April 24, 1944.
New York Herald-Tribune, February 4, 1945.
Michael J. Cohen, Palestine: Retreat from the Mandate, p. 160.
J. C. Hurewitz, The Struggle for Palestine, p. 228.
Palestine Post, September 28, 1945.
Hurewitz, The Struggle for Palestine, p. 232.
Palestine Post, November 29, 1945.
New York Times, January 26, 1946.
Hurewitz, The Struggle for Palestine, p. 256.
Thurston Clarke, By Blood and Fire, p. 108.
Harry Sacher, Israel. The Establishment of a State, pp. 62-63.
Palestine Post, July 24, 1946.
J. Bowyer Bell, Terror Out of Zion, p. 173.
Hurewitz, The Struggle for Palestine, p. 258.
Michael J. Cohen, "The Zionist Perspective", in
William Roger Louis
Robert W. Stookey, eds., The End of the Palestine Mandate, p. 86.
New York Times, February 15, 1947.
Menachem Begin, The Revolt, p. 231.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Pangs of the Messiah:The Troubled Birth of the Jewish State.
Contributors: Martin Sicker - Author.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 201.
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