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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > British Mandate of Palestine
The British Mandate of Palestine was a swathe of territory in the Middle East, formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire, which the League of Nations gave to the United Kingdom to administer.
The British had previously promised the Hashemite family lordship over land in return for their support in the Great Arab Rebellion[?] during World War I. In 1920 at the San Remo conference in Italy, the League of Nations mandate over Palestine and Transjordan was assigned to Britain.
According to some, the British have fulfilled their promise by making an area to the east of Jordan River, consisting of 78% of the whole Mandate of Palestine and Transjordan, into an independent Arab Kingdom of Jordan.
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  British Mandate of Palestine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Mandate of Palestine was a territory in the Middle East including the modern territories of Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip, formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire, which the League of Nations entrusted to the United Kingdom to administer in the aftermath of World War I as a Mandate Territory.
6 Population of the British Mandate of Palestine
The British had, in the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence, previously promised the Hashemite family lordship over most land in the region in return for their support in the Great Arab Revolt during World War I. In 1920 at the Conference of San Remo, Italy, the League of Nations mandate over Palestine was assigned to Britain.
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 Palestine Mandate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palestine was territory previously held by the Turkish Empire.
Article 2 of the Palestine Mandate stated that the administration would "secure the establishment of the Jewish national home", while "safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine".
On 29 November 1947 in UN General Assembly Resolution 181 it was stated in the first paragraph, that "The Mandate for Palestine shall terminate as soon as possible but in any case not later than 1 August 1948", thus leaving no option for continuation after the given date.
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 British Mandate of Palestine - Biocrawler
The British Mandate of Palestine was a swathe of territory in the Middle East, formerly belonging to the Ottoman Empire, which the League of Nations entrusted to the United Kingdom to administer in the aftermath of World War I as a Mandate Territory.
6 Population of the British Mandate of Palestine
The Palestine Mandate was an explicit document regarding Britain's responsibilities and powers of administration in Palestine including: "secur[ing] the establishment of the Jewish national home", and "safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine".
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Palestine (region)
Palestine (Arabic: فلسطين Filasṭīn or Falasṭīn, Greek: Παλαιστίνη Palaistinē, Latin: Syria Palæstina, Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina or ארץ ישראל Eretz Yisrael) is the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east.
Palestine is the Holy Land of Jews, having been promised to them by God; of Christians because it was the scene of Jesus’ life; and of Muslims because they consider Islam to be the heir of Judaism and Christianity and because Jerusalem is the site, according to Muslim tradition, of Muhammad’s ascent to heaven.
In N Palestine the ridge is interrupted by the Plain of Esdraelon (Jezreel) and the connecting valley of Bet Shean (Beisan), the most fertile part of the region.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Before the establishment of the British mandate (see below), most of the area that is today Jordan was part of the Ottoman Vilayet of Syria (previously called the Vilayet of Damascus), the southern part of Jordan was part of the Vilayet of Hejaz.
Palestine was divided between the Vilayet of Beirut and the Sanjak of Jerusalem.
Between 1922 and 1948, the term Palestine referred to the portion of the British Mandate of Palestine lying to the west of the Jordan River; that is, all of what is now Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip.
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 Zionist Century | Concepts | British Rule
Palestine was not mentioned by name in the correspondence and its inclusion in the Arab area remains a source of some dispute amongst historians.
The major recommendations of the commission were the demand for an immediate statement of British Palestine intentions, a re-examination of immigration policy, the establishment of a scientific inquiry into land usage and potential, (see: Hope-Simpson report) and a clarification of the Zionist Organization's relationship with the Mandate.
There are others who believe that the British left Palestine due to the Haganah's operation of illegal immigration which became a source of considerable embarrassment to the British government.
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 Palestine Center - British Mandate: 1920-1947
With the establishment of the Palestine Mandate, Zionist hopes that state land-perceived as vast and potentially accessible-would serve as a basis for land acquisition also turned out to be unrealistic.
Palestine's educational system for the two communities under the Mandate was separate and unequal in terms of quality, financing, levels of education, and delivery.
Jewish State-within-a-State: The British authorized the establishment of the Jewish Agency to represent, lead, and negotiate on behalf of the Jewish settler community in Palestine on all aspects of British policy.
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 The Avalon Project : The Palestine Mandate
The Administration of Palestine shall be responsible for enacting a nationality law.
Subject to such supervision, no measures shall be taken in Palestine to obstruct or interfere with the enterprise of such bodies or to discriminate against any representative or member of them on the ground of his religion or nationality.
The Mandatory shall be entitled at all times to use the roads, railways and ports of Palestine for the movement of armed forces and the carriage of fuel and supplies.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/mideast/palmanda.htm   (1634 words)

  
 High Commissioner for Palestine Ensign 1936-1948 (British Mandate of Palestine 1923-1948)
The shape of the crown was unusual for a British flag.
British Union Flag 1:2 defaced in the middle with white disk containing the badge and encircled with green garland.
The status of the administration of a mandated territory was not entirely clear, and some were of the opinion that in Palestine the Colonial Office were agents of the League of Nations, and that the use of a royal crown was not appropriate.
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 Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer-Page 3
By the early years of the 20th century, Palestine was becoming a trouble spot of competing territorial claims and political interests.
In Palestine, the situation was more complicated because of the British promise to support the creation of a Jewish national home.
Palestinian resistance to British control and Zionist settlement climaxed with the Arab revolt of 1936-39, which Britain suppressed with the help of Zionist militias and the complicity of neighboring Arab regimes.
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 British Empire: The Map Room: Middle East: Palestine
With the exception of this incident, official British involvement in the area was extremely limited throughout the nineteenth century.
British military advisers were also detailed from Cairo to assist the Arab army that the brothers were organizing.
To complicate the diplomatic waters, the British entered into an agreement with the French and Russians to divide the entire Middle East into areas of influence for each of the imperial powers but leaving the Holy Lands to be jointly administered by the three powers.
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 Middle East : Israel & Palestine
A second agreement between the British and the French, known as the Sykes-Picot Pact, was to establish a post-war division of the Middle East.
The third wartime agreement, the Balfour Declaration of 1917, was a statement that the British government viewed "with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national Home for the Jewish People,..., it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine".
The demographics of Palestine began to change dramatically in the 1920’s and 1930’s as there was increased immigration of European Jews into the mandate.
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 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: The British Mandate
Public order, good government, and civil and religious rights were assured for all the inhabitants of the country, "ir­respective of race and religion." The administration was charged with recognizing the sacred holidays of the various communities, and with guarantee­ing the security of the holy places and freedom of access to them.
It was for the British themselves to institute the operative gov­ernment for Palestine.
The latter, citizens of Palestine themselves, would be elected through a delicately calibrated scheme of primary and secondary elections.
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 Democratic Underground - Yr claim about the Palestine Mandate is incorrect...
The mandate for Iraq, while in the process of being drafted, was amended to provide for the signature of a treaty between Britain and Iraq, which was concluded in 1922.
Palestine and Transjordan (as it was then called) were included in the same Mandate but treated as distinct territories.
On the request of the British Government the Council of the League, on 16 September 1922, passed a resolution effectively approving a separate administration for Transjordan.
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 Jerusalem Archives - 1922 - The Mandate for Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mandates for Mesopotamia, Syria and Palestine were assigned by the Supreme Court of the League of Nations at its San Remo meeting in April 1920.
Negotiations between Great Britain and the United States with regard to the Palestine mandate were successfully concluded in May 1922, and approved by the Council of the League of Nations in July 1922.
The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency.
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 British Mandate For Palestine, 1922
In particular, the control and administration of Waqfs shall be exercised in accordance with religious law and the dispositions of the founders.
The Administration of Palestine may organize on a voluntary basis the forces necessary for the preservation of peace and order, and also for the defence of the country, subject, however, to the supervision of the Mandatory, but shall not use them for purposes other than those above specified save with the consent of the Mandatory.
The present instrument shall be deposited in original in the archives of the League of Nations and certified copies shall be forwarded by the Secretary General of the League of Nations to all Members of the League.
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 Definition of British mandate of Palestine
The British government put limitations on Jewish immigration to Palestine, which were controversial, particularly in the latter years of British rule.
Some of the leadership went further, especially the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini (by then expelled from Palestine) who on November 25, 1941 formally declared jihad against the Allied Powers and spent much time thereafter in what was then Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia, recruiting Bosnia's Muslims and Kosovo's ethnic Albanians into Nazi SS units.
Opposing this policy, which continued during and after the war's end, and as a result of their general opposition to British control of Palestine, in 1946 the Zionist rebel group Irgun blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of the British administration, killing 92 people.
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 Israel Tourism: The British Mandate
In 1920, after Great Britain had captured the region of Palestine from the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, the League of Nations granted the British a "mandate" to govern Palestine, and Sir Herbert Samuel, a Jew, was named first British high commissioner.
The Arab population of Palestine resented British policy in the early 1920s, which encouraged Jewish immigration and the development of the Palestinian Jewish community, and almost immediately after the British Mandate took effect, political disorders developed.
The era of the British Mandate was characterized by three-way disputes between British, Jewish, and Arab factions and by Arab attacks on Jewish communities, especially in 1921 and 1929.
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 The British Mandate
In the case of Palestine, the administrative control, in the form of a Mandate, was given to the British.
Unfortunately for the Zionists and counter to the whole expressed purpose of the Mandate in the first place, by this action more than three-quarters of the territory of the British Mandate was taken away from the potential Jewish Homeland without any corresponding action favoring the Palestinian Jews.
The squeeky Arab wheel was greased with concessions at the sole expense of the Jewish population.
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 The British Mandate for Palestine
The League Mandate system was tailored to match the colonialist ambitions of the British and French in fact, while paying lip service to the American wishful thinking about self-determination.
In accordance with the principles of the Balfour Declaration and Article 22 of the League Convenant, the League of Nations drew up the Mandate for Palestine.
Arab pressure and riots in Palestine had brought about the Churchill White Paper of 1922, which again reiterated the right of the Jews to a Homeland in Palestine.
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 The British mandate (from Palestine) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
In July 1922 the Council of the League of Nations approved the mandate instrument for Palestine, including its preamble incorporating the Balfour Declaration and stressing the Jewish historical connection with Palestine.
The territory was called a mandated territory, or mandate.
The appearance of Christ in Palestine led to the end of the ancient religions.
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