Robert McNamara, President John F Kennedy's defence secretary, has told Newsnight he is "astonished" at the revelation that Britain kept this secret from America.Hard to imagine a time when Britain was more pro-Israel than America. It's also hard to imagine who in the West could possibly act as an honest broker in any talks between zionists and Arabs given the collaboration between the West and zionism over the best part of a century.
Anyway, hurry hurry. Go to the Newsnight website and follow the links to a fascinating report on Newsnight which will be available until 22.30 today, London time. (Hat-tip Montag)