Britain, Palestine and Empire: The Mandate Years by Rory Miller

By Rory Miller

In 1948, British troops withdrew from the Palestinian lands, finishing over 30 years of the British Mandate of Palestine. What within the sector referred to now as Israel, Palestine, the Gaza Strip and the West financial institution, has been well-documented and may be some of the most intractable difficulties of the post-imperial age. besides the fact that, really little has been written concerning the years of the British mandate and the long-standing connection among Britain and Palestine within the years as much as may possibly 1948. This quantity takes a clean examine the years of the British mandate; its politics, economics, and tradition. participants handle topics equivalent to faith, vital management, fiscal improvement, policing and counter-insurgency, violence, artwork and tradition, and decolonization, within the context of imperial strength and a hugely advanced Palestinian society. The e-book can be beneficial to students of the British mandate, but in addition extra generally to these drawn to imperial heritage and the historical past of the West's involvement within the center East.

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1917, ibid. 76 Britain, Palestine and Empire: The Mandate Years 30 Imperial War Cabinet, which included the War Cabinet, Prime Ministers of the Dominions, and additional Secretaries of State. The meetings were attended by Balfour and the remaining members of the War Cabinet who had agreed to the issuance of the Declaration: Lloyd George, the South African Lieutenant-General Smuts, the labour representative George Barnes, Milner, Curzon, and Andrew Bonar Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Leader of the House of Commons and the Unionist Party.

If not, he questioned whether it was ‘wise to use language which suggests so much more’. If the Turks were to be defeated and thrown out of Palestine, the ‘maximum policy that we can possibly hope to realise’, he argued, would involve the establishment of a European administration; the creation of machinery to safeguard Christian, Muslim and Jewish Holy Places; equal civil and religious 44 Friedman, Question of Palestine, p. 279. Lord Curzon, ‘The Future of Palestine’, 26 Oct. 1917, BNA, CAB 24/30/GT 2406.

95 Ormsby-Gore, ‘The Future of Palestine, Syria & Arabia’, 30 Jan. 1918, BNA, FO 371/3399/35210. 96 General Clayton to FO, 20 Nov. 1918, BNA, FO 371/3385/192446. 97 Such a step, in effect, would have prevented any possibility of Jewish statehood in Palestine. Unsurprisingly, Weizmann, who was in London, was perturbed by this development. 98 The Zionists put forward their ‘Proposals Relating to the Establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine’ just prior to Sykes’ suggestion, and were considered by the Foreign Office for publication.

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