The British Mandate did not give a Jewish homeland, it gave Jews a home in a land. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    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Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national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] Note the wording, the Jewish homeland was to be located IN Palestine.

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    First published 04:25 06.01.11 | Last updated 08:06 06.01.11
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