FROM THE FILM …
R Khalidi (Arabic): Jews make no effort to draw close to Arabs. They separate themselves through language, living in closed settlements and reinforcing locals’ fears. The Jews are a great people, and the country benefits from their expertise, wealth, schools and contacts. But they must acquire Ottoman citizenship, and should settle in other parts of the Empire beyond Palestine.
R Khalidi (Arabic): The aim of the Zionists is the creation of an Israelite kingdom whose capital will be Jerusalem. Their objective is to foster a national spirit among the Jews, create a nation in Palestine, and to colonize the Promised Land to which they are returning 20 centuries after they departed from it.
Jerusalem 1913: the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Amy Dockser Marcus, Viking, Apr 19, 2007
The Arabs and Zionism Before World War I, Neville J. Mandel, University of California Press, 1976