First comprehensive study in Hebrew into Islamic State says Sunni group could wield more influence over Israeli Arabs and Palestinians if it takes land closer to Israel’s borders.11:08 28.11.15 | 1 comments
It was never intended that Jordan would be part of Palestine, and it never was. In September 1922, a clause in the charter governing the Mandate allowed Great Britain to permanently withhold all of the provisions related to the Jewish National Home on lands that lay to the east of the Jordan River. From that point, Britain administered the part west of the Jordan river, 23% of the entire territory, as "Palestine," and the land east, 77% of the entire territory, as "Transjordan." Technically they remained one mandate, but most official documents referred to them as two separate mandates. Transfer of authority to an Arab government took place gradually in Jordan, starting in 1923, with the transfer of most functions by 1928. In preparing the mandate the Brit Foreign Office made clear it was necessary to make room for Zionist in Palestine, but not that they should turn the whole country into their home. In 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign nation, two years before Israel.