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Jabotinsky's Speech to British MPs (1937)

A speech given by Revisionist Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky before a group of British MPs on 13 July 1937. Jabotinsky decried the 1922 separation of Transjordan from Palestine and the 1937 Peel Commission Report, narrowing the designated area for a Jewish state to a fraction of the territory of Palestine, which he saw as promised in its entirety to the Jews in the 1917 Balfour Declaration. He rejected proposals to increase the territory allocated to the Jewish state, claiming it to be indefensible and inadequate in its capacity to absorb millions of Jewish immigrants, and nicknamed partition of Palestine "the death of humanistic Zionism".