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Palestine Under the Mandate

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ISBN 9781032160894
January 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1950, Palestine Under the Mandate is an account of the role of Britain in Palestine during the British mandate period from 1920 to 1948. The author served as the chief immigration officer in British Mandate of Palestine from 1921 to 1934 and considers this book an attempt to dissipate the fog of propaganda in which the whole subject is shrouded. He delineates the difference between the terms Jew, Jewish and Zionist before situating the central question of his argument: What would have been the position of the Jewish National Home today if its germ had not been carefully nursed and protected for a quarter of the century after the acceptance of the Mandate? Since the author was a government employee, it is no surprise that his loyalty lies with the British government; however, this book is still an important record of the arguments employed to both build and destroy Palestine and will be worth reading for students of history, politics, international relations, global studies, and geography.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Englishman and Palestine 2. The Jewish Interest in the Return 3. The British Government and the Jews 4. The Balfour Declaration and the Mandate 5. The Beginnings of an Administration 6. Immigration 7. Citizenship and Employment 8. Land Problems 9. Self-Government 10. The First Decade 11. The Second Decade 12. The World War and After 13. Industry and Finance 14. Social and Cultural Services 15. The Holy Places 16. Conclusion Index

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