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August 1946 The Shame of GB Prime Minister Clement Attlee
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August 1946 The Shame of GB Prime Minister Clement Attlee

In the summer of 1946, the inflow of “illegal Jewish” immigrants reached such dimensions that it was no longer possible to accommodate them in camps in Palestine. It was therefore decided in August, that future shiploads would be transferred on arrival to British ships and taken to camps in Cyprus. Source: The Political History of […]

April 1946 Arab Refusal to Allow Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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April 1946 Arab Refusal to Allow Jewish Immigration to Palestine

“Absolute, unqualified refusal of Arabs to acquiesce in admission of a single Jew to Palestine is the outstanding feature of Arab politics today” Source: 74, p. 17.

March 25, 1946 Arab Higher Committee to Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry
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March 25, 1946 Arab Higher Committee to Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry

Address by Mr. Emil Ghoury (member of the Arab Higher Committee) to the final session of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry: “The Palestine Arabs are not alone in their struggle against the Balfour Declaration and the mandate. The entire Arab and Muslim worlds support them in any stand they may take vis-a-vis the Zionist policy… […]

March 22, 1946 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain
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March 22, 1946 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain

The British government announced the conclusion of a treaty of alliance with Transjordan, which recognized Transjordan as an independent kingdom, and the Emir Abdullah as its sovereign. In an annex to the treaty, provision was made for British bases in Transjordan and the training of the armed forces of that country by British military personnel. […]

March 12, 1946 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain
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March 12, 1946 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain

The Joint Secretariat, Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Jerusalem. Gentlemen, After going over the transcript of my evidence before the committee on Friday afternoon, I take the opportunity of clarifying my reply to Mr. Buxton when he asked me whether I thought president Truman’s proposal of 100,000 immigration certificates for this year was reasonable figure. I […]

January 30, 1946 The Palestine Deception of Britain
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January 30, 1946 The Palestine Deception of Britain

The High Commissioner For Palestine Announced That, Within The Interim Quota Of 1,500 A Month: Preference will be given to those European Jews who have a special claim, such as those to whom the Palestine government have already undertaken obligations, and relatives in Europe of Jews already established in Palestine. ‘ILLEGAL’ IMMIGRANTS WILL OF COURSE […]

1946 Report of the Anglo-American Commission
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1946 Report of the Anglo-American Commission

Report of the Anglo-American Commission “As pioneers in Palestine,” “the Jews have a record of which they can be proud.  In Palestine there has been no expulsion of the indigenous population and exploitation of cheap Arab Labour has been vigorously opposed as inconsistent with Zionism.” Source:  74, p. 35.

1946 Palestinian Officials Statement to Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945
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1946 Palestinian Officials Statement to Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945

STATEMENT OF PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS TO THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY OF 1945: “The whole Arab people is unalterably opposed to the attempt to impose Jewish immigration and settlement upon it, and ultimately to re-establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Its opposition is based primarily on right. The Arabs of Palestine are descendants of the indigenous […]

1946 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel
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1946 Islam Says No to Jewish Homeland and State of Israel

Azzam Pasha, Secretary of the League of Arab States, early in 1946 before the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry: Our brother has gone to Europe and to the West and come back something else.  He has come back with a totally different conception of things, West and not Eastern.  That doesn’t mean that we are necessarily […]

December 15, 1945 Great Britain Restricts Jewish Immigration
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December 15, 1945 Great Britain Restricts Jewish Immigration

“The intensification of the traffic in “illegal” immigrants, which was resumed on substantial scale toward the end of 1945, made it impossible for the Administration (e.g. U.S./ Great Britain) fully to apply its system of preferential categories. In the period between the 15th of December 1945, and the 14th of March 1947, no less than […]