British Mandate of Palestine

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  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    reasons.’ To what extent is this a fair assessment of their involvement in the Middle East during these years? The Arab-Israeli conflict is often contemplated as one of the most important global issues over the past centuries.the is conflict is often described as the fight for Arab nationalism through the state of Palestine and a claim for the jews, through Zionism the right to exist as a state .While it might be tempting to condemn the great powers for their involvement in the Israeli-Arab conflict throughout much of the last century there is also much doubt that they were also motivated by genuine feelings to establish a lasting peace in the area. Writing in 1922 to Herbert Samuel, a Zionist and cabinet colleague, Winston Churchill complained of the great expense to the British taxpayer of having to ‘bear the cost of imposing on Palestine an unpopular policy.’ Later between 1944 and 1948 Menachem Begin, one day to be Israel’s 6th Prime Minister, was responsible, he and his armed militia Irgun, for terrorist attacks on the British military presence in Israel, culminating in the notorious bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in which 91 people, British, Arab…

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  • The Guns Of August By Barbara Tuchman

    CPO 2001-7383 In Barbara Tuchman’s book, The Guns of August, arguably one of the most important events mentioned is the decline of the Ottoman Empire. While Tuchman spends very little time detailing the decline itself, she does acknowledge that the Ottoman Empire was, going into World War I, the “Sick Man” of Europe. What would prove to be the end of the Ottoman Empire was siding with Germany and consequentially the former Ottoman Empire was divided into separate mandates by the Allied Powers.…

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  • Exodus 1947 Sociology

    The SS Exodus 1947 was a ship that carried Jewish emigrants from France to British Mandatory Palestine on July 11, 1947. Most of the emigrants were Holocaust survivors who had no legal immigration certificates for Palestine. Following wide media coverage, the British Royal Navy seized the ship and deported all its passengers back to Europe. In the same period, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine visited Palestine to assess the conflict between the Jews and Arabs, trying to find a…

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  • How Successful Was The British Mandate Essay

    The Mandate System of Palestine was a great success. The British bettered the quality of life for the Jews and Arabs in Palestine, improving the water and food supply, fighting diseases, and enhancing communications. Since the Mandate’s implementation Palestine has greatly improved and the Mandate was a success. The four main successes of the British Mandate were land gaining, population increase, Independent Jewish economy, and Jewish labor. Even though the Zionists wanted the land of…

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  • Great Britain Responsible For The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Case Study

    the lack of control during their mandate. In 1915, the British under the McMahon agreement to King Hussein promised the Arabs the land they had lived in before the Turks came, in exchange for a revolt against the Turks. The British had not properly thought this through because in the letter which was sent it is said that Britain will recognize and support the independence of the Arabs in any region demanded. This meant that Britain had made…

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  • Palestinian Nationalism

    and colonialism in Palestine/Israel. Gelvin’s argument that all nationalisms arise in opposition to some internal or external nemesis is historically accurate and continues to be true. The mandate for Palestine was formally confirmed on Britain by the League of Nations in July 1922, which officially marked the beginning of Palestinian nationalism. Both Zionism and Palestinian nationalism defined themselves in relation to what they opposed and eventually identified the motives of their movements…

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  • Jewish Immigration Causes

    From Mandate to State: The Yishuv of 1919-1948 For 4,000 years, the Jewish people lived in exile without a nation to call their own. To compensate for this lack of an official homeland, the Jews concentrated on keeping their traditions alive by maintaining their religion, sense of community and social system. It was terribly important to the Jewish people of Palestine to have a place of refuge for their persecuted relatives throughout the world. Jewish immigrants who sought asylum from…

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  • Arab War Essay

    The Arab – Israeli war was not only initiated by the Jews and the Arabs, but also the British that mandated Palestine for years. Rather than resolving the issue at hand the British decided to hand the issue over to United Nations, who had little to no clue about much of the issue. The United Nations viewing it as just any territorial dispute decided to resolve the issue, which rather than solving the issue caused a massive war and massacres. The Arab – Israeli conflict is not as difficult of an…

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  • Reasons For The Failure Of The Oslo Accords

    I will discuss how the Oslo Peace Process came about, and why it failed. I will talk about the contributing factors that led to its failure, and I will give a personal opinion at the end on the entire peace process and future of the Middle East. After WWI, the League of Nations established the Mandate for Palestine. It included all the land that was Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (League of Nations, 1922). The 1917 Balfour Declaration supported the establishment in Palestine of a…

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  • The Influence Of The First Arab-Israeli War

    29, 1947, to partition Palestine, then still under British mandate, into an Arab state and a Jewish state.” Though initially Arab guerilla forces, commanded by British officers were succeeding in capturing a number of settlements, including that of Jerusalem, by April the tide had turned and the Haganah seized the offensive and were recapturing areas. The day after the declaration of Israeli independence heavily supplied military forces from Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia…

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