The Arab Revolt

The White Paper of 1939
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The White Paper of 1939

The White Paper of 1939 stated that the British had fulfilled their promise to build a Jewish national home in Palestine and they were no longer committed to free Jewish immigration into Palestine. Prof. Ron Zweig, New York University

Jews Evacuate the Old City of Jerusalem, 1936
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Jews Evacuate the Old City of Jerusalem, 1936

In 1936, Palestinian Arabs called a general strike and rebellion. In response, the British government created a commission, led by Lord Peel, to investigate the cause of the violence. The Commission concluded that the cause of the violence was growing Palestinian anxiety over the increase of Jewish immigration, and it recommended that Palestine be partitioned […]

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The Causes and Consequences of the Arab Revolt
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The Causes and Consequences of the Arab Revolt

Illegal Jewish immigration led the Arabs to fear they would become a minority. The political strike they organized quickly became violent and convinced the British that the Mandate had failed. Prof. Ron Zweig, New York University

Illegal Jewish Immigration before World War II
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Illegal Jewish Immigration before World War II

The deterioration of the circumstances of the Jews in Europe led to mass immigration despite visa restrictions by the British. Palestine was the closest and most likely destination for most of these immigrants. Prof. Ron Zweig, New York University

Palestine: Statement of Policy (Cmd. 6019) – May 1939 (The White Paper of 1939).
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Palestine: Statement of Policy (Cmd. 6019) – May 1939 (The White Paper of 1939).

Click here to view Palestine- Statement of Policy (Cmd. 6019) – May 1939- Important Points In the statement on Palestine, issued on 9 November, 1938, His Majesty’s Government announced their intention to invite representatives of the Arabs of Palestine, of certain neighboring countries and of the Jewish Agency to confer with them in London regarding […]

Palestine: Statement of Policy (Cmd. 6019) – May 1939: Important Points
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Palestine: Statement of Policy (Cmd. 6019) – May 1939: Important Points

Click here to view the complete Palestine- Statement of Policy (Cmd. 6019) – May 1939 (The White Paper of 1939). In the statement on Palestine, issued on 9th November 1938, His Majesty’s Government announced intention to invite representatives of the Arabs of Palestine, of certain neighbouring countries and of the Jewish Agency to confer with […]

The Arab Revolt, 1936-1939
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The Arab Revolt, 1936-1939

Overview Important Points from The Royal Commission and the Proposal of Partition, Albright, et al, Palestine- A Study of Jewish, Arab and British Policies, Vol. II, Yale University Press, 1947. The Story- 1914-1948, MyJewishLearning.com. Primary sources Letter from Chaim Weizmann to Archer Cust, Jun. 9, 1936. Poem by Ali Mansour, Journal A-Diffa, July 1936. Youth […]

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Peel Commission Report, Excerpt from: O’Brien, Conor Cruise. The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
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Peel Commission Report, Excerpt from: O’Brien, Conor Cruise. The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.

The commission’s report, a lucid and impressive document, was published in July 1937. In it’s main findings it declared- The disease is so deep-rooted that, in our firm conviction, the only hope of a cure lies in a surgical operation… An irrepressible conflict has arisen between two national communities within the narrow bounds of one […]

Sanctions! (cartoon), Falastin, July 23, 1936.
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Sanctions! (cartoon), Falastin, July 23, 1936.

Sanctions!.. John Bull – My country has on July 13th. raised the white flag and lifted the sanctions of Italy… Mussolini – To be accurate, my old man, the sanctions were lifted on April 19th. when they were imposed on Palestine…

Safety First! (cartoon), Falastin, July 18, 1936.
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Safety First! (cartoon), Falastin, July 18, 1936.

Safety First! “To be or not to be…this is the question” John Bull– Under the obligations of the Anglo-Egyptian treaty, I have only to put one foot on the eastern side of the Canal to make of the so-called Mandated Palestine another camp of concentration for the defence of the British Empire…

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