The first-ever “truth commission” in Israel, to be held on Wednesday, will feature confessions from veteran Israeli fighters of the 1948 war who are expected to admit to perpetrating war crimes as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes.Read more . . .
Memorandum by Mr. Balfour (Paris) Respecting Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia, 1919 (1) (excerpts) In 1915 we promised the Arabs independence; and the promise was unqualified, except in respect of certain territorial reservations. In 1918 the promise was by implication repeated; … Read more . . .
Mr. Balfour expressed great satisfaction that Justice Brandeis came to Europe. He said the Jewish problem (of which the Palestinian question is only a fragment but an essential part) is to his mind as perplexing a question as any that confronts the statesmanship of Europe…[T]he problem was, of course, complicated by the extraordinary phenomenon that Jews now are not only participating in revolutionary movements but are actually, to a large degree, leaders in such movements.Read more . . .
The Templers: German settlers who left their mark on Palestine In the late 19th Century a group of German Christians called the Templers settled in the Holy Land on a religious mission. What began with success though ended three generations … Read more . . .
Excerpts from the Encyclopaedia Judaica, Second Edition, Volume 3 Entry: Balfour Declaration [by Isaiah Friedman] “The Declaration was a deliberate act of the British cabinet and part of the its general foreign policy. It was a national policy in the … Read more . . .
Nahum Barnea Yediot Aharonot, 25 May 1993 President Hayim Weizmann proposed a transfer of a million Arabs from Palestine to Iraq to settle Polish Jews in their place In February 1941, Dr. Hayim Weizmann [who became later the … Read more . . .
Read more . . .The tension which has prevailed from time to time in Palestine is mainly due to apprehensions, which are entertained both by sections of the Arab and by sections of the Jewish population. These apprehensions, so far as the Arabs are concerned are partly based upon exaggerated interpretations of the meaning of the [Balfour] Declaration favouring the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, made on behalf of His Majesty's Government on 2nd November, 1917…Phrases have been used such as that Palestine is to become "as Jewish as England is English." His Majesty's Government regard any such expectation as impracticable and have no such aim in view. Nor have they at any time contemplated, as appears to be feared by the Arab delegation, the disappearance or the subordination of the Arabic population, language, or culture in Palestine… It is also necessary to point out that the Zionist Commission in Palestine, now termed the Palestine Zionist Executive, has not desired to possess, and does not possess, any share in the general administration of the country.
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Analysis of the Balfour Declaration * J.M.N. JEFFRIES** * From J[oseph] M[ary] N[age1] Jeffries, Palestine: The Reality (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1939), chap. xi. Reprinted by permission of Longmans, Green & Co. Limited. Equally published in From Haven to … Read more . . .
The Origins and Evolution of the Palestine Problem: 1917-1988 PART I: 1917-1947 U.N. Document. Division for Palestinian Rights. June 1990 http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/aeac80e740c782e4852561150071fdb0″OpenDocument … Read more . . .
http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/364a6ac0dc52ada785256e8b00716662″OpenDocument U.N. General Assembly Doc. A/364/Add.2, A/PV.21, 8 July 1947 UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PALESTINE VERBATIM RECORD OF THE TWENTY-FIRST MEETING (PUBLIC)Held at the Y.M.C.A. Building, Jerusalem,, Tuesday, 8 July 1947, at 9 a.m. Dr. Weizmann, public hearing of … Read more . . .
http://domino.un.org/UNISPAL.NSF/0/4c4f7515dc39195185256cf7006f878c”OpenDocument THE HOGARTH MESSAGE. The following are the terms of the message which [British] Commander Hogarth was instructed to deliver to King Husain when he visited Jedda in January, 1918: "(1) The Entente Powers are determined that the Arab … Read more . . .
Report of a Committee SET UP TO CONSIDER CERTAIN CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN Sir Henry McMahon [HIS MAJESTY’S HIGH COMMISSIONER IN EGYPT] AND The Sharif of Mecca IN 1915 AND 1916 March 16, 1939 Presented by the Secretary of State … Read more . . .
Security Council Resolutions on Palestine Vetoed by the U.S. In 1972, the U.S. used its veto power for the first time in the Security Council on the issue of Rhodesia. The second U.S. veto was also cast in 1972 … Read more . . .
The term Syria below included at that time the current territories of Syria, Lebanon and Palestine/Israel. – Webmaster
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International Conference on Palestine Refugees organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in cooperation with the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the League of Arab States, at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, … Read more . . .
Letter from Dr. Theodore Herz1 to M. Youssuf Zia Al-Khalidi, Mayor of Jerusalem Wien-WahringCarl Ludwigstrasse 5019 March 1899 Excellency, I owe to Mr. Zadok Kahn’s kindness the pleasure of having read the letter which you addressed to him. Let me … Read more . . .
Declaration of Israel’s Independence 1948[see critical comment on title] Issued at Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948 (5th of Iyar, 5708) The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and national identity was … Read more . . .
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (III) 11 December 1948 The General Assembly, Having considered further the situation in Palestine, 1. Expresses its deep appreciation of the progress achieved through the good offices of the late United Nations Mediator in … Read more . . .
Conclusions From Progress Report of the United Nations Mediator on Palestine, September 16, 1948 (a) Mediation Effort VIII. CONCLUSIONS 1. Since I presented my written Suggestions to the Arab and Jewish authorities on 27 June, I have made no formal … Read more . . .