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July 1, 1948 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion on Forgiving Britain
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July 1, 1948 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion on Forgiving Britain

Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion: “We are prepared to forget this shameful British chapter in the history of Palestine if they will stop war against us.  During the last two years they have been fighting us with the White Paper (e.g. of 1939 which limited Jewish immigration) enforced by British soldiers and police, and during the […]

May 30, 1948 Withdrawal of British Officers from Arab Legion
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May 30, 1948 Withdrawal of British Officers from Arab Legion

On May 30th orders were received from the British Army, seconded officers (e.g. to the Arab Legion) were immediately to leave their commands and withdraw from battle. The reason for this order was that the Security Council, at a meeting o May 29th, had adopted a British resolution calling for a four weeks’ truce in […]

April 28, 1948 Bevin Declares Palestine Exit May 15 Is Sure
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April 28, 1948 Bevin Declares Palestine Exit May 15 Is Sure

“BEVIN DECLARES PALESTINE EXIT MAY 15 IS SURE:  SILENT ON BRITISH POLICY IF ARABS INVADE; WON’T STOP SENDING ARMS TO THEM.” “London, Mr. Bevin (Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin) was badgered by Laborite questions who demanded that he state the government’s policy on threatened intervention in Palestine by Arab nations, with particular reference to the reported […]

April 27, 1948 558 Immigrants Deported to Cyprus by British
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April 27, 1948 558 Immigrants Deported to Cyprus by British

“The ship, Kastel Nakhshon, a former French craft with 558 immigrants aboard, was boarded by the British last night, but the first two sailors were thrown overboard and slightly injured. The second boarding attempt succeeded. Jewish refugees showed fight but finally were overwhelmed and deported to Cyprus today after their 500-ton trawler was intercepted by […]

March 30, 1948 Royal Navy Sends Jewish Immigrants to Cyprus
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March 30, 1948 Royal Navy Sends Jewish Immigrants to Cyprus

“The Royal Navy transshipped 737 Jewish immigrants from the small vessel the Yehiam to the Empire Rival and sent them to Cyprus” Source: New York Times March 30, 1948

March 1948 British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin
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March 1948 British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin

Excerpt from General Sir John Bagot Glubb’s book, a Soldier With the Arabs, an interesting story of an interview in London the spring of 1948 between Ernest Bevin, British Foreign Secretary, and Abdullah’s Prime Minister, Taufiq Pasha Abu el Huda.  It throws a curious light on both the British and Abdullah as each was struggling […]

August 13, 1946 The British Restrict Jewish Immigration
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August 13, 1946 The British Restrict Jewish Immigration

“THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT LAST WEEK CONCEDED THE DEMAND OF THE PALESTINE ARAB LEADERS WHO, UNDER THE ADVICE OF THE FORMER MUFTI OF JERUSALEM, DEMANDED IMMEDIATE STOPPAGE OF JEWISH IMMIGRATION AND DEPORTATION OF JEWS WHO WERE ALREADY IN HAIFA HARBOR, AS A CONDITION FOR ATTENDING A ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO CONVENE” […]

August 1946 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain
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August 1946 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain

“In August 1946, the British began to intern (e.g. Illegals) those they caught trying to enter Palestine in camps on Cyprus. Approximately 50,000 people were detained in the camps, 28,000 of whom were still imprisoned when Israel declared independence on May 15, 1948.” Source: Aharon Cohen, Israel and the Arab World, (NY: Funk and Wagnalls, […]

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 […]

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. […]