So strained is the concocted connection between Beersheba, 1917, and Israel, 1948, that even a gentile Zionist fanatic such as The Australian's foreign editor, Greg Sheridan, is forced to acknowledge the bleeding obvious:
"You cannot say that everything that followed that Australian victory [at Beersheba in October 1917] was caused by that victory." (Friends from birth, in The Australian's commemorative magazine, Beersheba: Legend of the Light Horse)
Yes, Greg, and water is wet, right?
But there's worse to come, far worse. You see, Sheridan's very next sentence reads:
"But everything that followed from it did indeed follow from it."
Seriously, have you ever read a more fatuous statement than that? Proof positive that only a complete fool bothers defending the indefensible.