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  • Peel Commission Report (1937)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:34
    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.
  • Sinai War (1956)

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    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.
  • Egyptian-Ottoman Boundary Agreement (1906)

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    An agreement signed between the Ottoman Empire and British-controlled Egypt in Rafah on 1 October 1906, establishing the border between the Egyptian Sinai and the Ottoman provinces of Hejaz and Jerusalem. As Egypt was still nominally under the authority of the Ottoman Empire, the line was described as an internal administrative boundary. Following World War I, it became the international border between Egypt and Mandatory Palestine.
  • Zionist Movement’s Territorial Claims at the Paris Peace Conference (1919)

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    A map showing the territorial boundaries of the Land of Israel (Palestine) as claimed by the Zionist movement during the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919.
  • Land Transfers Regulations (1940)

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    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.
  • Sykes-Picot (Asia Minor) Agreement (1916)

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    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.
  • Establishment of Occupied Enemy Territory Administration South (OETA-S) (1918)

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    An order dated 27 October 1918 by which part of the territory occupied by the British during World War I, roughly equivalent to today’s Israel and the Palestinian Territories, was officially placed under military government. Known as Occupied Enemy Territory Administration South, or OETA-S, it formed one of three territories placed under British or French military government. It was abolished in 1920, when Palestine was placed under British civil administration, which won international recognition under the 1922 Mandate for Palestine.
  • Woodhead Commission (Palestine Partition Commission) Report (1938)

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    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.
  • Paris Peace Conference (1919)

    last update: 2016-01-31 03:25
    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).