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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 14, 1945 Britain Restricts Jewish Immigration to Palestine
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November 14, 1945 Britain Restricts Jewish Immigration to Palestine

“BRITISH FOREIGN SEC. OF STATE EARNEST BEVIN WARNS JEWS ABOUT IMMIGRATION TO PALESTINE: “DON’T TRY TO GET TOO MUCH TO THE HEAD OF THE QUEUE!” Source: London News Chronicle November 14, 1945

August 1945 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain
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August 1945 The Palestine Deception of Great Britain

“When the Second World War came to an end in 1945, it was not possible for the Mandatory (e.g. Great Britain) power to give full effect to the policy set out in the White Paper of 1939. The League of Nations, to which that document was to have been submitted for approval, no longer existed. […]

February 17, 1945 Churchill and Ibn Saud meet in Egypt
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February 17, 1945 Churchill and Ibn Saud meet in Egypt

King Ibn Saud and Churchill meet at the Fayyum Oasis, Egypt, 17 February 1945. Between them is Ibn Saud’s interpreter: to the right, Churchill’s wartime ADC, Lieutenant-Commander ‘Tommy’ Thompson. Source: Martin Glibert, Churchill and the Jews: A Life Long Friendship; HMSO/British Ministry Of Information, Middle East