India Muslims and Oil

July  2, 1943 Joint Planning Staff Committee of the British War Cabinet
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July  2, 1943 Joint Planning Staff Committee of the British War Cabinet

July  2, 1943 India, Muslims, and Oil Joint Planning Staff Committee of the British War Cabinet “The views of the Chiefs of Staff were sought frequently by the Cabinet Committee appointed in July 1943, to consider a long term solution for the Palestine problem.  General Wavell, not normally a member of the War Cabinet, was […]

March 1944 Lord Eden Killearn to British Cabinet Committee
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March 1944 Lord Eden Killearn to British Cabinet Committee

March 1944 India, Muslims, and Oil Lord Eden Killearn to British Cabinet Committee “… Scrap the White Paper and Mandate and come out boldly with a decision to keep Palestine ourselves as a vital link in our defense system … our physical control should be definite and unlimited … both sides would squeal … but […]

September 15, 1944 The Cabinet Committee on Palestine
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September 15, 1944 The Cabinet Committee on Palestine

September 15, 1944 India, Muslims, and Oil The Cabinet Committee on Palestine (recommending against Foreign Office opinion of the partition of Palestine): “… Whatever American sentiment may be, we run the grave risk, if we embark on a policy of partition, of losing to America the pre-eminent place we have always held, and which in […]

January 15, 1948 The Arab League offer its good offices to India and Pakistan
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January 15, 1948 The Arab League offer its good offices to India and Pakistan

January 15, 1948 India, Muslims, and Oil Lake success, N.Y., Jan. 14 The Arab League will offer its good offices to the governments of India and Pakistan to mediate their dispute over the Princely State of Kashmir, according to advises received from Damascus by the Syrian delegates to the United Nations. As Pakistan is a […]

March, 1948 Second pipe line terminating at Haifa
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March, 1948 Second pipe line terminating at Haifa

March, 1948 India Muslims and Oil In March, 1948 the British government granted a new concession to the Iraq Petroleum Company in the form of a right to build a second pipe line terminating at Haifa. The Iraq Petroleum Company holds the exclusive concession to the oil fields of Iraq, Qatar, the Trucial Coast, Muscat, […]

May 14, 1948 India, Muslims, and Oil
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May 14, 1948 India, Muslims, and Oil

“Where Israel should stand in the hierarchy of American national interests has been one of the hot-button issues of American foreign policy since Israel’s founding in 1948. The first big question was whether the United States should recognize Israel at the United Nations. The most memorable battle over this issue took place in front of […]

India, Muslims and Oil
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India, Muslims and Oil

Primary Sources August 1198, Forced Conversion of the Jews of Aden Aug 11, 1840, Viscount Palmerston to Viscount Ponsonby April 15, 1854, Karl Marx (The Author of Das Kapital) – The Outbreak of the Crimean War with Russia 1888, The Constantinople Convention Freedom of Passage Through the Suez Canal 1892, Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon of […]

December 15, 1917, Gilbert Clayton to Mark Sykes
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December 15, 1917, Gilbert Clayton to Mark Sykes

Gilbert Clayton, Britain’s chief representative to Mark Sykes in Cairo: “We have to consider whether the situation demands out-and-out support of Zionism at the risk of alienating the Arabs. By pushing them as hard as we appear to be doing, we are risking the possibility of Arab unity becoming something like an accomplished fact and […]

April 13, 1915, The De Bunsen Committee
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April 13, 1915, The De Bunsen Committee

The De Bunsen Committee was the first committee established by the British government to determine their policy toward the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It was established on April 8th 1915 by British Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, and was headed by Sir Maurice de Bunsen. The report of the De Bunsen committee established the […]

1910, German, British and Russian Railroads
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1910, German, British and Russian Railroads

German, British and Russian railroads in Persia and Iraq as land routes to the Persian Gulf and access to India.