Shai is a writer, editor, and journalist who edits the National Library's English website and blog. He lives in one of his favorite cities in the world, Jerusalem, with his wife Maya and their cats Toby and Shimi. Shai loves history, music and a good story.
If not for a crucial lunchtime intervention by General Edmund Allenby, who apparently had his mouth full, half of Jerusalem could have come under French control. In fact, had Allenby remained silent, there might never have been a British Mandate in Palestine, not to mention a State of Israel…
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