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    • The Prophet
    • 18.03.10 | 07:05 (IST)

    The Brits first entertained the idea of partition in 1929. A close analysis of dialogues over territorial division and of preliminary partition plans, particularly those drawn up by L. G. Archer Cust and D. G. Harris, leads to the conclusion that Britain's focus on the ideal of representative government, not inter-ethnic violence, played a primary role in the development of partition proposals. Instead, partition was proposed as a solution to the political implications of non-representative government in Palestine, a topic constantly in the spotlight thanks to the League of Nations. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=E6C67637F06754DBA2E67DC1C03BB1B9.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=4389696 Prof Reg Coupland of the Peel Commission said "The national home cannot cease to be 'national'" meaning that it would have to take the form of a State - hence the recoomendation for a Jewish State and partition.

    from the article: Jordan's Abdullah: Israel trying to rid Jerusalem of Arabs
    First published 04:00 17.03.10 | Last updated 10:53 31.03.10
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