Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen was a British spy who worked for the Zionists.
Meinertzhagen was Smuts' Intelligence Officer in Kenya and Allenby's in Palestine and Sinai
While shaking his hand, Richard shot one Kenyan leader who had come to negotiate a deal.
From January 1915 to August 1916, Richard was chief of British military intelligence for East Africa.
In 1948, Richard was in Palestine. He stole the weapons and uniform of a British soldier and joined a group of Jewish terrorists who were fighting the Palestinians.
"On 3 December 1947, four days after the UN voted in favour of partition in Palestine, Dr Chaim Weizmann, the modern State of Israel's first president, cabled Col. Richard Meinertzhagen to say, “To you dear friend we owe so much that I can only express it in simple words - May God Bless You”.
Richard wrote in his book, Middle East Diary,“But thank God I have lived to see the birth of Israel. It is one of the greatest historical events of the last 2,000 years and thank God I have been privileged to assist in a small way this great event which, I am convinced, will bring benefit to mankind”.
Richard published four books based on his diaries.
Richard was trusted by Churchill, Lloyd George, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben Gurion, T.E. Lawrence and many more.
Brian Garfield's 2007 book The Meinertzhagen Mystery shows that Richard was a liar and a charlatan.
Meinertzhagen in Nairobi.
Richard's book Birds of Arabia (1954) was apparently based on the unpublished manuscript of another naturalist, George Bates.