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Balfour declaration, the Palestine mandate, and the United Nations partition resolution (1917-1947)

Elihu I. Leifer

Balfour declaration, the Palestine mandate, and the United Nations partition resolution (1917-1947)

a factual monograph

by Elihu I. Leifer

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Published by Elihu I. Leifer in [S.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Balfour Declaration.,
  • Zionism -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Zionism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Palestine.,
  • Palestine -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.,
  • Palestine -- Politics and government -- 20th century.,
  • Palestine -- History -- 1917-1948.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Elihu I. Leifer.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS125.5 .L45 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination111 leaves :
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16845334M
    LC Control Number2008351813

    The Balfour Declaration was the Jewish charter that Herzl failed to obtain from the Ottoman Sultan twenty years earlier. The terms of the declaration were included in the preamble of the Palestine Mandate’s Articles (), and given international sanction and political .   Thirty years later, on Novem , the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution (II) calling for the partition of Palestine into two states. Again, this decision disregarded the wishes, aspirations, and the very rights of the indigenous population of Palestine. the claim for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is that such a measure would necessarily undermine the rights of its non-Jewish citizens. In practice, however, no inherent contradiction exists between recognizing the right of the Jewish peo-ple to self-determination in the state in which it con-.


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Balfour declaration, the Palestine mandate, and the United Nations partition resolution (1917-1947) by Elihu I. Leifer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in during the First World War announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a small minority Jewish population.

It read: His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish Author(s): Walter Rothschild, Arthur Balfour, Leo. The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British 29 Novemberthe UN General Assembly adopted the Plan as Resolution (II).

The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the city of Code: A/RES/(II) (Document). It was further confirmed as International Law by the issuance of the British Mandate for Palestine inand the the agreement to that by the United States of America in a joint resolution of Congress in "The Mandate was in effect a trust agreement with the UK selected as the Mandatory Power.

The History Behind the Balfour Declaration and the UN Partition That Birthed Israel. the Council of the League of Nations confirmed the British Mandate for Palestine, thereby giving a stamp of international legitimacy to the United Kingdom’s assumption of control over this sensitive piece of territory.

The "British Mandate Author: David B. Green. Balfour Declaration, statement on November 2,of British support for ‘the establishment in Palestine of a national home for Jewish people.’ It was made in a letter from the British foreign secretary to a leader of the Anglo-Jewish community and was later included in the British mandate over Palestine.

(The Balfour Declaration – Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine. Bernard Regan. Verso, London/NY, ) With the th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a number of books have been published covering the topic in different ways.

Bernard Regan’s The Balfour Declaration adds. The Balfour Declaration determined British policy under the League of Nations’ Mandate, which ultimately facilitated the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

O ne-hundred years ago today, the famous—or infamous—“Balfour Declaration” was the Palestine mandate by the government of Great Britain. While most people with basic knowledge about the conflict.

In FebruaryBritain announced its intent to terminate the Mandate for Palestine, referring the matter of the future of Palestine to the United Nations. On Novemthe UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be divided between two new states (Arab and Jewish) and for the establishment of a Special.

As the Foreword very properly reminds us, ‘the (Palestine) conflict began not in but in ’ with the publication of the Balfour Declaration, and to understand the intensity of the hatred which exists today between the Arabs and Israel, it is necessary to go back to that crucially important watershed in the history of the Middle East.

Here it is –> We’ve written about this earlier, see here. The Balfour Declaration was incorporated, word for word, into the Palestine Mandate, under the jurisdiction of the League of Nations, created by the Allied victors, as a forum for the international community at the end of World War One, to “to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace and security”.

AN INTERNATIONAL LAW ANALYSIS OF THE MAJOR UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING THE PALESTINE QUESTION by W. Thomas Mallison * and Sally V. Mallison ** Note This study was prepared and published.

His chronological account of modern Palestinian history shows that the League of Nations and the United Nations are responsible for developing a legal framework which marginalises the Palestinian book focuses on three key moments in the conflict: the League of Nations Mandate, the United Nations partition plan and the Oslo agreements.

The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate, and Resistance in Palestine. January 6, If researching and writing about the Balfour Declaration was daunting under Masalha’s gaze, it’s not. The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine.

On 2 Novemberthe British government, represented by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, declared it was in favour of “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”/5(7).

The Balfour Declaration set rolling the diplomatic ball that would lead to the partition of Palestine through UN Resolution on Novemand. The Palestine Mandate picked up and endorsed the Balfour Declaration: “ the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd,by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment.

The influence of the Balfour Declaration on the course of post-war events was immediate: According to the “mandate” system created by the Versailles Treaty ofBritain was entrusted with.

The League of Nations "mandate" recognizing British control of Palestine included the Balfour Declaration, so this was now not just British policy, but official international policy, that there would be a Jewish "national home" in Palestine.

Although the United States supported the Balfour Declaration ofthe United Nations Special Commission on Palestine examined the Palestinian question and recommended the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state.

On Novem the United Nations adopted Resolution (also known as the Partition Resolution) that. ABSTRACT The article sets the Balfour Declaration of and the final confirmation of Britain’s Palestine Mandate in within the context of national imperial concerns: in particular, anxieties over the security of the Suez Canal and the country’s sea-route to its economic and military power-base in India.

In It is also a helpful book to understanding the political system in Mandatory Palestine and ultimately how the Balfour Declaration and subsequently the League of Nations Mandate purposefully developed a political structure that aided Zionism and inhibited Palestinian labour organizing and civic participation/5.

The continuing Arab refusal – aided and abetted by the United Nations - to recognise the international legitimacy of the Balfour Declaration years after it was first issued on 2 November.

The Effect of the Balfour Declaration The British Mandate for Palestine. The San Remo Conference met to decide the future of the former territories of the defeated Ottoman Turkish Empire. It divided the old Ottoman province of Syria into two, and the southern half (Palestine) was ‘mandated’ to Great Britain.

The historiography of the Balfour Declaration took a step forward in with the publication of Tom Segev’s book on the British Mandate in Palestine.

[17] Segev’s contribution lies in the revisionist interpretation he develops of the origins of British rule in Palestine. His “revisionist account” is based on new source material as. • November brings not only the centenary of the Balfour declaration but also, on the 29th, the 70th anniversary of the UN resolution to partition Palestine, which legitimised the establishment.

The United States, however, had become associated with the Balfour Declaration’s policy through a joint Congressional resolution incorporating the Declaration’s language. Inthe British delegated the issue of partitioning the British Mandate to the United Nations, and the UN General Assembly set up the Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP).

UNSCOP eventually came up with what is now known as the UN Partition Plan of /5(3). The Balfour Declaration set the diplomatic ball rolling that would lead to the partition of Palestine through UN Resolution of Novemseventy-years ago also this month, and the subsequent creation of the modern State of Israel in May   The historiography of the Balfour Declaration took a step forward in with the publication of Tom Segev’s book on the British Mandate in Palestine.

17 Segev’s contribution lies in the interpretation he develops of the origins of British rule in Palestine. His "revisionist account" is based on new source material as well as a new.

In Gaza Strip: Occupation League of Nations mandate of Palestine under British rule. Before this mandate ended, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in November accepted a plan for the Arab-Jewish partition of Palestine under which the town of Gaza and an area of surrounding territory were to be allotted to.

At the time of the declaration inPalestinians—which were the “non-Jewish communities in Palestine”—constituted 90 percent of the population there. Jews numbered ab Byon the eve of Israel’s declaration of independence, Jews numberedThe Balfour Declaration: Years of Deceit, Devastation and Genocide of the Palestinian people despite the Charters of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights because the United States Congress has become the means to make the Israeli state immune to international law by vetoing the implementation of Justice.

The Balfour Declaration was a letter dated 2 November from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and read: His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Created: 2 Nov the United Nations as of However, the legal force of the League of Nations’ “Mandate for Palestine” [i.e., The Trust] was not terminated with the end of the British Mandate.

Rather, the Trust was transferred over to the United Nations. Recognition of the historical connection to PalestineFile Size: 1MB. That is a mendacious question. Transjordan was added to the Mandate for Palestine innot separated from it. This is what Bernard Wasserstein, a Professor of Jewish History, writes in his book “Israel and Palestine: Why They Fight and Ca.

UN Resolution – The Partition Plan. Novem Eli E. Hertz. In the British put the future of western Palestine into the hands of the United Nations, the successor organization to the League of Nations which had established the for Palestine.“Mandate A UN Commission ” recommendedFile Size: 35KB.

It is common currency to accuse the United Nations (UN) of harboring an inveterate anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian bias. Israel, so the claim goes, is consistently held to a higher standard than other states that manage to escape the world body’s scrutiny despite their abysmal records, and is consistently condemned by the UN for engaging in a legitimate struggle for survival against the.

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal developed by the United Nations, which recommended a partition with Economic Union of Mandatory Palestine to follow the termination of the British 29 Novemberthe U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending the adoption and implementation of the Plan as Resolution (II).Code: A/RES/(II) (Document).

The Palestinian objection to the Balfour Declaration is enshrined in its national charter, which states, “The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything that has been based upon them, are deemed null and void.” The very same article of the charter also denies “claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with.

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British 29 Novemberthe UN General Assembly adopted the Plan as Resolution (II).

The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the city of. The first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) was established by United Nations General Assembly to secure an end to the Suez Crisis with resolution (ES-I) on November 7, The force was developed in large measure as a result of efforts by UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning () proposal and.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(1).The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was created by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine in to replace the British Mandate for Palestine with "Independent Arab and Jewish States" and a "Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem" administered by the United was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 29 November as Resolution