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January 18, 1919 Muslim-Christian Association to King-Crane Commission
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January 18, 1919 Muslim-Christian Association to King-Crane Commission

When the King-Crane Commission was sent to Palestine in 1919, they met with multiple groups of Arabs, Jews and Christians in an attempt to assess the general feelings of the people in the region.  In Jerusalem, they were met by a delegation of the Muslim-Christian Association and addressed by Aref Pasha Dajani who stated: “It […]

November 1918 Arab Muslim-Christian Association against Palestine as Jewish National Home
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November 1918 Arab Muslim-Christian Association against Palestine as Jewish National Home

Declaration by the Arab Muslim-Christian Association presented to Col. Ronald Storrs, Military Governor of Palestine: “Palestine, where the Messiah was born and crucified, and which is considered a fatherland by all the world, refuses to be a National Home for the people who did evil unto the Messiah and the whole world. Which people, among […]

November 2, 1917 Llyod George Testifies before the Royal Commission
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November 2, 1917 Llyod George Testifies before the Royal Commission

David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Great Britain at the states of Israel at the time of the Balfour Declaration, testified before the Royal (Peel) Commission of 1937 “Through Sir Mark Sykes and Colonel Lawrence we informed the Arab leaders, King Hussein and his son, Faisal, of our proposals (regarding the Balfour Declaration). We could […]

November 2 1917, The Balfour Declaration
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November 2 1917, The Balfour Declaration

“The fact that the Balfour Declaration was issued in 1917, in order to enlist Jewish support for the allies and the fact that this support was forthcoming are not sufficiently appreciated in Palestine. The Arabs do not appear to realize in the first place that the present position of the Arab world as a whole […]

1915 Zion Mule Corps
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1915 Zion Mule Corps

In 1915 a unit of the British Army known as the Zion Mule Corps was formed in Alexandria by Egyptian refugees from Palestine, and then sent to Gallipoli to fight the Turks in WWI. A letter by General Sir Ian Hamilton to the Day, a New York newspaper: “General Headquarters,” “Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.” “It may […]

May 16, 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement
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May 16, 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement

The Sykes-Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement was a secret agreement between the governments of the Great Britain and France, with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente(France Great Britain and Russia) succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during […]

April 18, 1920 Sam Reno Conference and the Palestine Mandate
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April 18, 1920 Sam Reno Conference and the Palestine Mandate

April 18, 1920 Sam Reno Conference and the Palestine Mandate The San Remo Conference resulted in the signing of the Peace Treaty with Turkey, dividing the former Ottoman Empire. “The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on the 2nd November, 1917, by the British Government and adopted by the […]

February 25, 1920 Pogroms in Russia
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February 25, 1920 Pogroms in Russia

April 18, 1920 Sam Reno Conference and the Palestine Mandate
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April 18, 1920 Sam Reno Conference and the Palestine Mandate

The San Remo Conference resulted in the signing of the Peace Treaty with Turkey, dividing the former Ottoman Empire. “The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on the 2nd November, 1917, by the British Government and adopted by the other Allied Powers in favour of the establishment in Palestine […]

June 30, 1920 Headquarters: Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (South) Jerusalem
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June 30, 1920 Headquarters: Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (South) Jerusalem

June 30, 1920 The Palestine Mandate Headquarters: Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (South) Jerusalem