Archive for December, 2017

November 18, 1930 Second Census, Palestine
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November 18, 1930 Second Census, Palestine

The mandatory government holds a second census in Eretz Israel. It establishes that there are 175,000 Jews, 851,000 Arabs and 10,000 others in Palestine. The Jews comprise 17% of the population.

October 21, 1930 International Herald Tribune
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October 21, 1930 International Herald Tribune

The British policy, that immigration into Palestine be suspended, caused consternation in Jewish circles and concealed satisfaction among the Arabs. The Jewish National Council hastily summoned from various parts of the country, sits now deliberating a reply to be issued to what they consider a most heavy blow to Jewish aspirations. The resignation of the […]

October 1930 Hope-Simpson and House of Commons on Restriction of Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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October 1930 Hope-Simpson and House of Commons on Restriction of Jewish Immigration to Palestine

Sir John-Hope Simpson: It had hitherto been taken for granted that a substantial amount of cultivable land was still available for the further expansion of Jewish colonization without injury to Arab interests. The amount (e.g. of land) available had been put by some Zionists as high as 16,000,000 dunums (e.g. 4,000,000 Acres ) or more; […]

October 1930 British Restrict Immigration to Palestine
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October 1930 British Restrict Immigration to Palestine

“The whole system under which immigration into Palestine is controlled by the administration has recently been most carefully examined, and in the month of May (e.g. 1930) it was considered necessary by His Majesty’s government, whilst leaving undisturbed Jewish immigration in its various other forms, to suspend the further issue of certificates for the admission […]

June 30, 1930 Seventeenth Zionist Congress, Basel
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June 30, 1930 Seventeenth Zionist Congress, Basel

The Seventeenth Zionist Congress convenes in Basel and serious clashes between the Revisionist movement heads and most of the Congress take place regarding the “ultimate goal” of Zionism. The Revisionists demand an immediate decision – that the “ultimate goal” of the Zionists be declared the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz Israel. When their […]

April 1930 Break-off from Hagana
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April 1930 Break-off from Hagana

A group of Hagana members reject the concept of restraint against British appeasement of Arabs and break away from the Hagana in Jerusalem. They form their own armed resistance movement which at first is called Hagana Bet and later Irgun Tzva’I Le’umi (National Military Organization) or Etzel.

1930 The Supreme Muslim Council on the Temple Mount
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1930 The Supreme Muslim Council on the Temple Mount

“The site is one of the oldest in the world. Its sanctity dates from the earliest times. Its identity with the site of Solomon’s temple is beyond dispute. This, too, is the spot, according to universal belief, on which David built there an altar unto the lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.” Source: […]

November 14, 1929 Statement from first Arab Economic Congress
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November 14, 1929 Statement from first Arab Economic Congress

Statement issued by the first Arab Economic Congress: Our gratitude to the Zionists [as the writer says] is really boundless.  For they have done more good to us in three months, then we could do to ourselves in ten years. They had awakened the national feelings and responsibility of every Palestinian Arab and made them […]

October 26, 1929 Palestine Arab Women’s Congress Statement
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October 26, 1929 Palestine Arab Women’s Congress Statement

Statement from the Palestine Arab Women’s Congress: This is the first time in history that Arab women indulge in political activities.  They are willing to make every sacrifice to secure justice for their country.  We ask for the abrogation of the Balfour Declaration, for the restriction of immigration according to the economic capacity of the […]

October 20, 1929 Publishing of White Paper of Lord Passfield
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October 20, 1929 Publishing of White Paper of Lord Passfield

The British government publishes the White Paper of the British colonial secretary, Lord Passfield, which adopts the anti-Zionist attitude of Hope-Simpson.