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"The LORD said unto Abram ... 'I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee ...
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
'"
(Genesis 12:1-3)

"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land
'"
(Jeremiah 23:2,8)

"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)

The British Mandate For Palestine
(1917-1948)

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That 'New Balfour Declaration'  (23 April 2014)


"The forgotten 'New Balfour Declaration', that earmarked [British Guiana] that crown colony as an alternative to the Jewish National Home in this country, is particularly relevant on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. It encapsulated all the 'goodwill' that the family of nations could once muster toward the beleaguered Jewish people. Things are still no better..."

 

How Britain Took Away the Jewish Homeland  (28 June 2012)


"The Balfour [Declaration] had established the Jewish Homeland perimeters which was coming about at the end of World War I. Chaim Weizmann had helped the British win the war by his invention in organic chemistry by fermenting acetone-butyl, used in bombs. Without it, they most likely would have lost..."

 

Lessons From the Floating Coffin  (24 February 2012)


"Exactly 70 years ago - on February 24, 1942 - 19-year-old David Stoliar terrifyingly clung to bobbing debris in the Black Sea. At first he heard screams in the frigid waters but the voices died down. It eventually emerged that Stoliar was the sole survivor of the Struma, an un-seaworthy vessel chuck-full of frantic Jewish refugees..."

 

WW2 Britain Blew Up Jewish Refugee Ships  (19 September 2010)


"As Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, the pitiful remnants of History's greatest crime, tried to make their way across an often hostile Europe at the end of the Second World War toward at least a semblance of safety in the Holy Land, they had no shortage of problems with which to contend, ... Now we discover that they faced yet another peril in the shape of bombs planted on their transport ships by Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6..."

 

The British Record on Partition April 1948  (2010)


"In the spring of 1948, as the fate of Palestine was being decided on the roads and hills, and the question of Palestine was debated in the United Nations, The Nation magazine prepared an extensive report concerning the role of the British in the events following the Palestine partition resolution, which was submitted to the United Nations General assembly together with very detailed documentary proof, consisting of secret British correspondence and records..."

 

The Story of the S/S Patria  (August 2001)

 

"World War Two ravaged Europe and the Holocaust was starting to give new dimensions to atrocities ... The S/S (steam ship) Patria was moored in the Harbor of Haifa, Palestine, now Israel. On board were approximately 1500 passengers awaiting planned deportation - at least that was the plan the Mandate government of Palestine, which was the British Empire, had in mind for the people on board that ship..."

 

Exodus 1947: Illegal Immigration Ship  (No Date)


"The ship Exodus 1947 became a symbol of Aliya Bet - illegal immigration. After World War II, illegal immigration increased and the British authorities decided to stop it by sending the ships back to the ports of embarkation in Europe..."

 

Struma Dec 1941 - Feb 1942: Illegal Immigration Ship  (No Date)


"On December, 1941, the Struma sailed from Constanza in Rumania with 769 immigrants aboard. ... The objective was to anchor in Turkey, and from there to await certificates for Palestine. The small, unseaworthy ship sailed for three days, just making it to Istanbul before the engine died..."

 

Immigration to Israel: British Restrictions on Jewish Immigration to Palestine  (No Date)


"Herbert Samuel, a British Jew who served as the first High Commissioner of Palestine, placed restrictions on Jewish immigration 'in the "interests of the present population" and the "absorption capacity" of the country.'  The influx of Jewish settlers was said to be forcing the Arab fellahin (native peasants) from their land. This was at a time when less than a million people lived in an area that now supports more than six million..."

 

British Palestine Mandate: Text of the Mandate  (24 July 1922)

 

"Whereas the Principle Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Articles 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the administration of the territory of Palestine, which formerly belonged to the Turkish Empire, within such boundaries as my be fixed by them:..."

 

Balfour Declaration: Text of the Declaration  (02 November 1917)

 

"The British government decided to endorse the establishment of a Jewish home in Palestine. After discussions within the cabinet and consultations with Jewish leaders, the decision was made public in a letter from British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The contents of the letter became known as the Balfour Declaration..."

 

Britain, Haj Husseini and the Arab Riots of 1920  (No Date)


"The British administration did not just wait on events to foster implementation [of] their policy of increased British control in the Middle East. They worked hard, simultaneously on a second front, in Syria, against the French. In July 1919, a 'Syrian National Congress' demanded the unity of Syria (that is, to include Palestine) and the installation of Faisal as king. The French expressed a fear that this sudden materialisation from nowhere of a Syrian national movement and the reversal of popular feeling against the Sherifians was the result of a British intrigue..."

 

Balfour Declaration: Commentary of the Declaration  (No Date)


"On November 2, 1917, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration ... The Mandate for Palestine's purpose was to put into effect the Balfour Declaration. It specifically referred to 'the historical connections of the Jewish people with Palestine' and to the moral validity of 'reconstituting their National Home in that country'.  The term 'reconstituting' shows recognition of the fact that Palestine had been the Jews' home. Furthermore, the British were instructed to 'use their best endeavours to facilitate' Jewish immigration, to encourage settlement on the land and to 'secure' the Jewish National Home. The word 'Arab' does not appear in the Mandatory award. The Mandate was formalized by the 52 governments at the League of Nations on July 24, 1922."

 

The British Mandate  (No Date)


"The British Mandate included the landmass on the West bank of the Jordan River all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the landmass on the East Bank of the Jordan River, ... The British called this whole huge area 'Palestine'..."

 

British Palestine Mandate: History & Overview  (No Date)


"The Mandate system was instituted by the League of Nations in the early 20th century to administer non-self-governing territories. The mandatory power, appointed by an international body, was to consider the mandated territory a temporary trust and to see to the well-being and advancement of its population. In July 1922, the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with the Mandate for Palestine. Recognizing 'the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine', Great Britain was called upon to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine-Eretz Israel (Land of Israel)..."

 

 

See also some of the articles in the section The Massacres of Jews in the 1920s and 1930s, especially this, this, this, this, this, and this.

 

See also some of the articles in the section World War II and the Holocaust, especially this and this.

 

 

 

 

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