THE MACMAHON – DERSHOWITZ CORRESPONDENCE
Greetings and Salutations:
His Majesty's Government agree to recognize Jewish independence in the Middle East, excluding those areas not specifically Jewish but most indefinitely those east of the entire Arabian peninsula, and most definitely including any Khazars who wish to emigrate to Palestine. The boundaries shall include American occupied Baghdad, soon to be occupied Tehran and any points to the north of Ityl and south to Aden which may be profitably seized. This correspondence shall use the Alan Dershowitz school of legal interpretation in which shifting words match shifting sands. His Majesty's Government shall honor its obligations by necessary Peace Conferences, where inconsistent pledges, double dealing, lies and betrayals of war time allies shall be adjudicated by the sanctioned practices of Big Power politics. No claim to being a "Chosen People" shall override these time honored and indispensable necessities.
Sir Henry MacMahon, High Commissioner For Egypt
Alan Dershowitz, Ambassador At Large For International Zionism
October 24, 1915
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