68 Charlie Mandated Palestine included Jordan, Lebanon & bit Iraq - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nannette
    • 11.07.07 | 19:46 (IDT)

    The Palestine of the Ottoman Empire, included ALL of Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, etc. The Ottomans kept records of the population, the concensus. Something we in the west have today. The British government?s 1922 White Paper on Palestine made the point that Jewish rights in Palestine were not a gift from anyone: [I]n order that [Palestine?s Jewish] community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance. That is the reason why it is necessary that the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine should be internationally guaranteed, and that it should be formally recognised to rest upon ancient historic connection. Even under the Mandate, the Arabs in Palestine did not regard themselves as a people seeking nationhood at all. Very few were there before the Jews arrived. /ctd

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