JOHN SPEAR (#5) Yes in Palestine - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Gil
    • 19.10.09 | 17:43 (IST)

    JOHN SPEAR Yes in Palestine The same Palestine, which the Balfour Declaration of 1917 grants the JEWISH PEOPLE making a Jewish National Home The same Palestine that under the preamble to the Mandate declaration over Palestine from June 1922(*1\), MANDATORY PALESTINE was a territory where the League of Nations were in favor of the establishment of a national home for the JEWISH PEOPLE. The same Palestine that Emir Faisal king of Hejaz which the British promised a Pan Arab Nation as a reward for helping them in WWI, signed he has no claim to, and agreed to the Balfour Declaration, which grants the Jews a national home in Palestine, a state of their own under the Faisal Weizmann Agreement (**2\). YES in PALESTINE! P/S For further reading why here is *1\ Parts of the Faisal Weizmann Agreement ``All Necessary Measures shall be taken to ENCOURAGE and STIMULATE IMMIGRATION of JEWS into PALESTINE on a LARGE SCALE, and as quickly as possible to settle Jewish immigrants upon the land through closer settlement and intensive cultivation of the soil.`` ``Immediately following the completion of the deliberations of the Peace Conference, the definite boundaries between the ARAB STATE and PALESTINE shall be determined by a Commission to be agreed upon by the parties hereto.`` *** *** *** *2\ The Preamble to the Mandate declaration The Council of the League of Nations: Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Article 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 may be fixed by them; and 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Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for PUTTING INTO EFFECT the DECLARATION originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in PALESTINE of a NATIONAL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; and Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the HISTORICAL CONNECTION of the JEWISH PEOPLE with PALESTINE and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country; and Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have selected His Britannic Majesty as the Mandatory for Palestine; and Whereas the mandate in respect of Palestine has been formulated in the following terms and submitted to the Council of the League for approval; and Whereas His Britannic Majesty has accepted the mandate in respect of Palestine and undertaken to exercise it on behalf of the League of Nations in conformity with the following provisions; and Whereas by the afore-mentioned Article 22 (paragraph 8), it is provided that the degree of authority, control or administration to be exercised by the Mandatory, not having been previously agreed upon by the Members of the League, shall be explicitly defined by the Council of the League Of Nations;

    from the article: An Israeli and a Pole
    First published 01:21 19.10.09 | Last updated 01:44 19.10.09
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