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But wait . . . your two scenarios for Eliot's view both involve Israel
getting nuked.  Pat was a vigorous proponent of the view that Eliot was
PHILO-semitic.  How does that square?

Eliot didn't make the Seven Day war, but obviously made it well past the
Sinai crisis.  I join you in asking if anyone knows whether he made any
recorded comment on the British Mandate, founding of Israel, Sinai, etc.
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FWIW, Stravinsky recorded in his Esquire memoir of Eliot
that Eliot was suspicious of an anti-European plot (or
something to that effect) being hatched in the UN.
That's hardly enough to build a case one, but perhaps it
merits investigating whether he disliked the UN enough
to dislike its work such as mandating the founding of
Israel. If it could mandate a new nation, it could mandate
interference with old ones, only theoretically, of course. :)

Wish I had more to offer.
That's it.
P.
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Cheers,
Peter