In an obituary for biblical archaeologist Avraham Biran, the New York Times reveals:
Before beginning his work at Tel Dan, Dr. Biran had been a diplomat and government official and had nearly died when he was working for the Palestinian government in 1938.Noah Pollak, who noticed this, explains:
Wow — there was a Palestinian state even before an Israeli one! (On planet reality, Biran in 1938 was working for the British Mandate government, at the behest of the Jewish Agency.)Doesn't anyone know anything about the Middle East?