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    • Steven R
    • 17.11.09 | 15:56 (IST)

    can you show me where in the 1922 Mandate is says anything is for the arabs? it seems to me Palestine was supposed to be a Jewish homeland. The preamble of the mandate declared: Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.[3] http://mideastconflict.org/discussion/pnc/mandate_1922.shtml

    from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally
    First published 08:24 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:28 17.11.09
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