PALESTINE: Homecoming

When Jamal al Husseini alighted at the Damascus Gate, cheering Arab crowds pelted him with flowers. A firebrand of Arab anti-Zionism had come home from eight years of exile. Whirling dervishes and fierce-looking Arabs on prancing horses escorted him through the city. Jamal looked older, graver, but seemed to have lost none of his flaming nationalism. The British had brought him back on the eve of the Arab-Jewish showdown. Gratefully, the Arabs welcomed Jamal. Within a few hours of his homecoming the chairman of the Palestine Arab Party, cousin of the still-exiled Grand Mufti, was deep in eager political talks.

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