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British White Paper of 1922 on Palestine (Churchill White Paper)

A British White Paper, or government policy document, prepared by Secretary of State for the Colonies Winston Churchill and published on 3 June 1922. While reiterating British support for the Balfour Declaration, it attributed tensions in Palestine to “exaggerated interpretations” of the Declaration, clarifying its intent to mean that while the “Jewish national home” is to be established in Palestine, that does not mean Palestine is to be wholly Jewish. It stressed that Jewish immigration should be limited by the country’s economic capacity, and that Palestinian independence is impracticable at that time. It also specified the separation of Transjordan from Palestine, later enshrined in the
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