Archive for August, 2017

May 1st, 1921  Arabs attack Jews in Jaffa
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May 1st, 1921  Arabs attack Jews in Jaffa

A year later, in May 1921, more serious attacks were made by Arabs on the Jews of Jaffa and of five rural settlements. On this occasion 47 Jews were killed and 146 wounded. Source: The Political History of Palestine under British Administration Published (by His Britannic Majesty’s Government presented in July, 1947, to the United […]

March 28, 1921 Winston Churchill visiting the graves of World War I British soldiers in Jerusalem
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March 28, 1921 Winston Churchill visiting the graves of World War I British soldiers in Jerusalem

March 28, 1921 The Shame of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill visiting the graves of World War I British soldiers in Jerusalem: “You had only to look on your road here this afternoon to see the graveyard of over 2,000 British soldiers, and there are many other graveyards, some even larger, that are scattered about in […]

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16 March , 1922 Covenant of the League of Nations
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16 March , 1922 Covenant of the League of Nations

16 March , 1922 (b) The object aimed at by Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of nations is “ the well-being and development of the people” of the land. Alien Jews not in Palestine do not come within the scope of this aim. Neither is their association with Palestine more cloe than […]

June 17, 1922 Palestine Arab Delegation
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June 17, 1922 Palestine Arab Delegation

June 17, 1922 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Palestine Arab Delegation: “Whereas we see division and tension between Arabs and Zionists increasing day by day and resulting in General retrogression.  Because the immigrants dumped upon the country from different parts of the world are ignorant of the language, customs, and […]

June  1922 The Shame of Winston Churchill
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June  1922 The Shame of Winston Churchill

The Royal (Peel) Commision of 1938 The field in which the Jewish National Home was to be established was understood, at the time of the Balfour Declaration, to be the whole of historic Palestine, and the Zionists were seriously disappointed when Trans-Jordan was cut away from that field under Article 25 of the Palestine Mandate […]

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July 1922 Shame of Winston Churchill
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July 1922 Shame of Winston Churchill

July 1922 Shame of Winston Churchill “Economic absorptive capacity of Palestine (e.g. for immigration of Jews).  As I am the author of the phrase, perhaps I may be allowed to state that economic absorptive capacity was never intended to rule without regard to any other consideration” Source: House of Commons Official Report, May 22nd, 1939

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March 25, 1925  Arab Newspaper La Palestine
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March 25, 1925 Arab Newspaper La Palestine

March 25, 1925 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel “A Special Edition in English issued  (e.g. aRAB nEWSPAPER La Palestine) on the occasion of the visit to Palestine of Lord Balfour, the statesman with whose name is associated the declaration which to the Arabs signifies the death knell of all the […]

July 3rd, 1927 Arab Higher Committee
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July 3rd, 1927 Arab Higher Committee

July 3rd, 1927 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Arab Higher Committee: Submission to the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations: The Arab Higher Committee therefore urges that the only solution compatible with justice and a true desire for peace in the land must be based on the following […]

September 1928 President Herbert Hoover
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September 1928 President Herbert Hoover

September 1928 American Presidents President Herbert Hoover: 1929-1933 “I have watched with genuine admiration the steady and unmis­takable progress made in the rehabilitation of Palestine which, desolate for centuries, is now renewing its youth and vitality through the enthusiasm, hard work, and self-sacrifice of the Jewish pioneers who toil there in a spirit of peace […]

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November 4, 1928 Palestine Upset over Immigration Restriction of laborers
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November 4, 1928 Palestine Upset over Immigration Restriction of laborers

“Palestine Upset over Immigration Restriction of laborers held necessary, but persons of Means are wanted. Revenues show increase. Treasury would have surplus had not wiping out of one deficit created another. The question as to what policy should be adopted in regard to immigration has for a long time been one of the most acute […]