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December 15, 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration

December 15, 1945 British Restrict Jewish Immigration

| July 24, 2017

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 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 13,989 illegal Jewish immigrants […]

1946 Statement of Palestinian officials to the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945

1946 Statement of Palestinian officials to the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945

| July 24, 2017

1946 Arabs Say No to Jewish Homeland – State of Israel Statement of Palestinian officials to the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry of 1945: “The whole Arab people is unalterably opposed to the attempt to impose Jewish immigration and settlement upon it, and ultimately to re-establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Its opposition is based primarily […]

January 30 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

January 30 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

| July 24, 2017

January 30 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine THE HIGH COMMISSIONER 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 […]

March 12th, 1946 Letter by Chaim Weizmann First President of Israel

March 12th, 1946 Letter by Chaim Weizmann First President of Israel

| July 24, 2017

March 12th, 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine – Letter by Chaim Weizmann First President of Israel The Joint Secretariat, Anglo-American Inquiry Committee, 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 […]

March 22, 1946 Transjordan

March 22, 1946 Transjordan

| July 24, 2017

On March 22, 1946, 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 […]

August 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration  

August 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration  

| July 24, 2017

August 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration IN THE SUMMER OF 1946, THE INFLOW OF “ILLEGAL” 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. […]

August 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

August 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

| July 24, 2017

In August 1946, the British began to intern (e.g. illegals) those they caught in camps in 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, 1970), p. 174.

August 13, 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

August 13, 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine

| July 24, 2017

August 13, 1946 British Restrict Jewish Immigration to Palestine “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 […]

1947 The Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin Husseni, Yasser Arafat,  Mahmud Abbas

1947 The Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin Husseni, Yasser Arafat,  Mahmud Abbas

| July 23, 2017

1947 The Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin Husseni, Yasser Arafat,  Mahmud Abbas “My letters [to the European countries, requesting them not to allow Jews to leave] had positive and useful results for the Palestinian problem… That is the reason why a complaint was made against me to the UN in 1947, according to which my […]

February 1947 Four hundred students of the youth village are evacuated from the Lydda valley

February 1947 Four hundred students of the youth village are evacuated from the Lydda valley

| July 23, 2017

February 1947, Arab Murder, Mayhem, and Massacre – Lydda, Ramleh, Ben Shemen In February 1947, four hundred students of the youth village are evacuated from the Lydda valley in a sad convoy of buses, escorted by British armored vehicles.  Dr. Lehmann is heartbroken.  By April, the youth village is a besieged military post.” Source:  Ari […]