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British Mandate of Palestine

March 1944 The Palestine Deception of the USA
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March 1944 The Palestine Deception of the USA

“THE WHITE HOUSE, UNDER PRESSURE FROM ARABIST OFFICIALS (E.G. STATE DEPARTMENT), PERSUADED CONGRESS TO WITHDRAW A JOINT RESOLUTION CALLING ON BRITAIN TO RESCIND THE WHITE PAPER AND SUPPORTING A JEWISH STATE. But, at the same time, Roosevelt assured the Jews that ‘full justice will be done [after the war] to those who seek a Jewish […]

June 7, 1942 British Antisemitism
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June 7, 1942 British Antisemitism

At a debate in the House of Lords, Lord Moyne, who had left the colonial office at the end of February 1942, ARGUED THAT THE JEWS WERE NOT REALLY A ‘RACE’ AT ALL. ‘It is very often loosely said that the Jews are Semites,’ ‘but anthropologists tell us that, pure as they have kept their […]

March 6, 1940 Mr. Ramsay MacDonald
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March 6, 1940 Mr. Ramsay MacDonald

“I CANNOT SPEAK AS AN ARAB, NOR CAN I SPEAK FOR THE ARABS, BUT AS A MEMBER OF THIS HOUSE I DO FEEL I HAVE A DUTY IMPOSED ON ME, AND THEREFORE I AM A TRUSTEE, NOT ONLY FOR THE JEWS, BUT FOR 90,000,000 MOSLEMS UNDER THE BRITISH FLAG WHO AT THIS TIME ARE ALL […]

March 6, 1940 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain
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March 6, 1940 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain

Phillip Noel Baker: “THAT THIS HOUSE REGRETS THAT, DISREGARDING THE EXPRESSED OPINION OF THE PERMANENT MANDATES COMMISSION THAT THE POLICY CONTAINED IN THE WHITE PAPER OF MAY 1939 ON PALESTINE WAS INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THE MANDATE, AND WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT HAVE AUTHORIZED […]

February 28, 1940 British Restrict Land Transfer to Jews
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February 28, 1940 British Restrict Land Transfer to Jews

In February 1940, the government promulgated land transfers regulations under which the country was divided into three zones. In the largest of these zones, all transfers of land to persons other that Palestinian Arabs were prohibited, except, where certain specific conditions obtain with the permission of high commissioner. In the second zone, Palestinian Arabs were […]

August 1939 The League of Nations and The White Paper of May 1939
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August 1939 The League of Nations and The White Paper of May 1939

The League of Nations The Permanent Mandates Commission Criticizes The White Paper of May 1939: “IT SHOULD ALSO BE REMEMBERED THAT THE COLLECTIVE SUFFERINGS OF ARABS AND JEWS ARE NOT COMPARABLE, SINCE VAST SPACES IN THE NEAR EAST, FORMERLY THE ABODE OF NUMEROUS POPULATIONS AND THE HOME OF A BRILLIANT CIVILIZATION, ARE OPEN TO THE […]

February 28, 1939 Jewish Refugees
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February 28, 1939 Jewish Refugees

Lord Halifax was informed by the Private Secretary, Sir Alexander Hardings, while the London Conference was still in session, that ‘The King has heard from Lord Gort that a number of Jewish refugees from different countries were surreptitiously getting into Palestine, and he is glad to think that steps are being taken to prevent these […]

July 24 1938 Great Britain Restricts Jewish Immigration
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July 24 1938 Great Britain Restricts Jewish Immigration

Sir Sidney Waterlow the British Ambassador in Athens wrote: “Every British ambassador in Europe received instructions on July 21, 1938, that he was to press his respective government not to allow Jews to pass through their ports or towns on their way to Palestine. “The Greek government have, at my insistence, now instructed their missions […]

July 7 1937 The Peel Commission Issues Report
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July 7 1937 The Peel Commission Issues Report

The Peel Commission issues its report. It proposes dividing Palestine into a small Jewish state (comprising Galilee, the Jezreel Valley and part of the coastal plain, as far as Be’er Toviya), and Arab state (including most of the rest of Palestine) and a British-controlled corridor leading from Jaffa to Jerusalem. The Jews are split over […]

July 1 1937 The Palestine Mandate
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July 1 1937 The Palestine Mandate

The Peel Commission “In so far as immigration has been the major factor in bringing the Jewish national home to its present stage of development, THE MANDATORY HAS FULLY IMPLEMENTED HIS OBLIGATION TO FACILITATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL HOME FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN PALESTINE, as is evidence by the existence of a Jewish […]