(a) Abraham is a myth, and there was no such thing as Jewish history in 2000 BCE. In the tale he buys the cave from a Hittite, 3 centuries before they were known to history. (2) In May 1916, the Balfour Declaration hadn't been made, and no Allied postwar plan had been agreed to. The only agreement at the time was McMahon-Hussein accord. (3) The UN in creating Israel in 1947, i.e. where legitimacy lies, did not include Hebron in the area assigned to Israel. San Remo had nothing to do with determining the topological boundaries of a Jewish state. The map in Gilbert's book p.8 does not refer to a San Remo agreement, but to the area of the British Mandate ''in which" Jews "hope" to set up their homeland.
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