While Hardman's reading is wrong, there is no question that the Mandate did require the establishment of a Jewish national home within the area east of the Jordan River. "The Mandatory shall be responsible for placing the country under such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion." - Article 2, The Palestine Mandate, 24 July 1922 Article 4 provided for the input of the Jewish Agency. Article 6 provided for the settlement of Jews. Article 7 ensured that Jews could become citizens of the Mandate. Article 11 stated that the Jewish Agency could establish public works, services and utilities. Article 22 established that Hebrew would be one of three official languages of the mandate. I have read it Stephen.
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