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March 28, 1921 Lawrence of Arabia
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March 28, 1921 Lawrence of Arabia

March 28, 1921 The Shame of Winston Churchill On March 1st 1921, On March 1st, I (Emir Abdullah) left Maan by train for Amman. I then received a note from Sir Herbert Samuel, British High Commissioner, inviting me to Jerusalem to meet the British Secretary of State for the Colonies(e.g. Winston Churchill). I accepted the […]

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March 28, 1921 Lawrence of Arabia in a letter to his friend Robert Graves
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March 28, 1921 Lawrence of Arabia in a letter to his friend Robert Graves

March 28, 1921 The Shame of Winston Churchill Lawrence of Arabia in a letter to his friend Robert Graves: “… So, as I say, I got all I want [for other people (e.g. for the Arabs)] – the Churchill solution exceeded my one-time hopes and quitted the game.  Whether the Arab national spirit is permanent […]

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March 28, 1921 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel
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March 28, 1921 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel

March 28, 1921 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel “For all the above reasons, we ask in the name of justice and right that— First: The principle of a National Home for the Jews be abolished. Second: A National Government be created, which shall be responsible to a Parliament elected by […]

April 2, 1921 Winston Churchill  to Prime Minister David Lloyd George
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April 2, 1921 Winston Churchill  to Prime Minister David Lloyd George

April 2, 1921 The Shame of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill  to Prime Minister David Lloyd George “We consider it necessary immediately to occupy militarily TransJordania… As we cannot contemplate hostilities with Abdullah in any circumstances, there is no alternative to this policy. We must therefore proceed in co-operation and accord with him…Abdullah with best will […]

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April 11, 1921 Herbert Samuel British High Commissioner
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April 11, 1921 Herbert Samuel British High Commissioner

April 11, 1921 The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al Hasanji (Husseini), Yasser Arafet, Mahmud Abbas Herbert Samuel British High Commissioner supports the appointment of Haj Amin al-Husseini as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem “I saw Haj Amin Husseini on Friday and discussed with him at considerable length the political situation and the question […]

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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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