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  • Ben-Gurion Partition Plan Presented at Mapai Center Meeting (1937)

    A proposal for the partition of Palestine, presented by David Ben-Gurion, Chairman of the Jewish Executive, to the Mapai Party Center, in February 1937. … Ben-Gurion offered four principles on which the proposed territorial settlement is based: the distribution of the Jewish and Arab populations in Palestine; the possibility of mass Jewish immigration in the future; economic considerations, such as retaining the Dead Sea and Haifa Port for the Jewish state; and the need for the Jewish state to have a border with Lebanon, with its Christians constituting another minority in the Muslim-majority Middle East.