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  • The Geneva Initiative - Jerusalem (2003–2009)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:37
    Elements pertaining to Jerusalem in the Geneva Initiative, an unofficial draft proposal for a permanent status agreement resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These include Article 6 of the original 2003 agreement and an attached map, as well as three annexes published in 2009: Annex 4 on the Inter-Religious Council on Jerusalem, Annex 5 on urban and planning aspects of a settlement in Jerusalem, and Annex 6 regarding multinational presence on Temple Mount/Al-Haram al-Sharif.
  • Land Transfers Regulations (1940)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:35
    Regulations enacted by the British High Commissioner for Palestine, Harold MacMichael, on 28 February 1940. They were enacted in implementation of the policies contained in the 1939 White Paper on Palestine, and were considered to have come into force on 18 May 1939. Two zones were defined under the regulations, Zone A and Zone B, consisting of about 63% and 32% of the territory of Palestine respectively. In Zone A, the sale of lands to non-Arabs would be mostly forbidden, and in Zone B allowed only with the approval of the High Commissioner. This left roughly 5% of Palestine open to unrestricted purchase of land by Jews, along the coast and in Jerusalem. The regulations were met with strong resistance from the Jewish community. Following the establishment of Israel in 1948, the legislation that provided for existing laws to be carried over from the Mandatory period specifically abolished the Land Transfers Regulations retroactively from May 1939.
  • Peel Commission Report (1937)

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    The final report issued by the Palestine Royal Commission, better known as the Peel Commission, on 7 July 1937. The Peel Commission was a British Commission of Inquiry appointed to survey the situation in Mandatory Palestine, following the onset of the Arab Revolt, and make recommendations as to future British policy. Identifying Arab grievances over the continued establishment of the Jewish national home as the chief cause for the Revolt, and viewing the national aspirations of both sides as “incompatible”, the Commission recommended the partition of Palestine into three parts: a Jewish state, a territory under British administration and an area to be annexed to Transjordan. It further recommended that the Jerusalem-Bethlehem area, as well as a corridor linking it to Jaffa, be placed under a new Mandate. The 1938 Woodhead Commission was then established to further the prospects of partition.
  • Paris Peace Conference (1919)

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    An international conference held in Paris during 1919, following the conclusion of World War I. During the conference, the victorious Allied Powers, chiefly the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Japan, sought to reach an understanding with regard to the political outcomes of the war, especially the status of territories previously controlled by the defeated Central Powers. Zionist representatives to the conference presented their territorial claims, extending over Palestine and areas of the surrounding countries (Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt).
  • UNSCOP Report (1947)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:23
    The final report issued by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) on 3 September 1947. UNSCOP was established at the request of Britain in order to address the future political status of Palestine. The committee was composed of 11 members, and only heard testimonies from Zionist representatives, as its work was boycotted by the Palestinian Arabs. The committee’s report recommended the termination of the Mandate for Palestine, and introduced two proposals. The majority proposal, endorsed by 7 members, suggested the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state with an economic union between them, with Jerusalem constituting a corpus separatum falling under a special international regime. The minority proposal, endorsed by 3 delegates, suggested a federal state made up of Jewish and Arab cantons. One delegate abstained. The majority proposal, as altered by an Ad Hoc Committee, was adopted as UNGA Resolution 181 on 29 November 1947. However, it was never implemented, due to the outbreak of the 1948 War. Work Status:
  • Morrison-Grady Scheme (Plan for Provincial Autonomy, 1946)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:22
    A plan for the partition of Palestine, drawn up by an expert committee led by British Deputy PM Herbert Morrison and American diplomat Henry Grady in 1946
  • Sykes-Picot (Asia Minor) Agreement (1916)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:28
    A secret agreement concluded on 16 May 1916 between Britain and France, dividing the Middle East into spheres of influence ahead of a possible victory against the Ottoman Empire in World War I.
  • Franco-British Agreement on Mandatory Borders (1920)

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    An agreement between Britain and France establishing the border between their Mandatory territories of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. The agreement followed the division of mandates established at the San Remo Conference, but preceded the establishment of the actual mandates in 1922. The border between British-controlled Palestine and French-controlled Lebanon and Syria was amended by a further agreement in 1923.
  • Sinai War (1956)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:33
    Also known as the Suez Crisis, and in Israel as Operation Kadesh. Following the nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egyptian President Nasser, Israel invaded the Sinai Peninsula with British and French support, under a secret agreement with Britain and France that was supposed to allow the two powers to regain control of the Canal. Israel managed to occupy the entire Peninsula (including the Gaza Strip) from Egypt, but American and Soviet pressure, and internal criticism in Britain, brought about a ceasefire followed by a full Israeli withdrawal.
  • Woodhead Commission (Palestine Partition Commission) Report (1938)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:24
    The final report issued by the Palestine Partition Commission on 9 November 1938. More commonly known as the Woodhead Commission, this was a British technical commission established following the work of the Peel Commission in order to draw up a detailed scheme for the partition of Palestine and related arrangements. The Commission considered proposals by the Jewish Agency and Emir Abdullah of Transjordan. The report questioned the economic and political viability of partition and suggested that the two new states remain in a customs union with the Mandatory Government. However, as the Commission was mandated to draw up proposals for partition, it also included three Partition Plans, of which Plan C was considered the most practicable.