ROTFL!! Ok, I had to go look up ‘hasbara’ and I’m still not sure what it means except that its a term of derision. Nonetheless, I checked your quote:”“The Jews will be the actual aggressors against the Arabs.etc.” and fell down laughing. There is no historical record of this missive–nothing more than an apparently invented document on two nut-case web-sites, one of which was so demonstrably historically inaccurate that it read like bad fiction. Nothing in State Department archives or any other official source I could find — maybe you have an official link to a Library of Congress or State site so I can take this seriously?
You might be right about the corpus separatum issue–I had read that it was only for a 10 year period but I’ll have to go read up on that again.
Your dismissal however blithely overlooks the fact that the Jordanians did in fact expel every Jew from the part of Jerusalem they controlled, so this wasn’t “defending” the Arab state but simply conquest and ethnic cleansing. As for what the Jordanians has “promised the British” — go on, getoutahere! With a wink and a nod, as all such diplomatic cover promises go, whether in 1948 Mandate Palestine, or in Iraq or Afghanistan or Assad’s promises in Syria—“promises” are nothing more than diplomatic hot air, and not citable as credible authority. Outside intervention in this civil war is akin to Britain, America,Russia, et al forcibly intervening in Syria’s civil war, or in VietNam’s civil war. They prolong the agony and prevent the parties from reaching closure, all in the name of protecting their own imperialist interests.