By Charles L. Geddes
This number of crucial records referring to the long-standing Arab-Israeli clash starts off with Leo Pinsker's pamphlet of 1882 which first proposed the institution of a Jewish kingdom, ideally in Palestine, and ends with the United countries protection Council answer of 1990. Issued through a number of the professional and quasi-official governments and companies which were events to the dispute, the files give you the historical past to political Zionism and illustrate nice Britain's function in either assisting the institution of a Jewish place of birth in Palestine and in easing Arab fears. furthermore, the gathering demonstrates the foremost function performed through the U.S.. Charles L. Geddes' introductions to every record are based mostly on different files equivalent to released memoirs of the members, released and unpublished letters, reportage from overseas reporting companies, and extra. those prologues position each one record in its old context. To a number of the files Geddes has appended epilogues that comprise distinct info at the effects or response to that exact paper. one of the landmark works incorporated within the assortment are Theodor Herzl's Der Judenstaat; "The Basel application" of the 1st Zionist Congress; the "Balfour Declaration;" the "Churchill White Paper;" and the PLO proclamation of an self sufficient Palestinian nation within the West financial institution and the Gaza Strip. lots of the records were reproduced of their entirety without delay from the proper resources. From these too long to reprint in complete, simply the conclusions or innovations were integrated. None were paraphrased or truncated and no proper info has been passed over. the results of Geddes' 25-year adventure educating a direction at the Arab-Israeli clash, this scholarly paintings serves as a supplementary textual content for school classes at the topic and will additionally stand by myself as a useful reference for college students, media execs, and trained common readers.
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San Remo Agreement, 1920 79 14. Resolutions of the Council of the League of Nations, 1920 83 15. Churchill White Paper, 1922 85 16. Mandate for Palestine, 1922 93 17. Joint Resolution of Congress, 1922 103 18. Anglo-American Convention, 1924 109 19. Passfield White Paper, 1930 113 20. The MacDonald Letter, 1931 141 21. Peel Commission Report, 1937 151 22. 1939 White Paper, 1939 185 23. Congressional Resolutions, 1944 201 24. Pact of the Arab League, 1945 207 25. Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry, 1946 213 26.
L. D616 1991 956–dc20 90–23949 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Geddes All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 90–23949 ISBN: 0-275-93858-1 First published in 1991 Praeger Publishers, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. 48–1984). 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Copyright Acknowledgments The editor and publisher gratefully acknowledge permission to use extracts from: Various documents and papers are reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.
Every reasonable effort has been made to trace the owners of copyright materials in this book, but in some instances this has proven impossible. The author and publisher will be glad to receive information leading to more complete acknowledgments in subsequent printings of the book and in the meantime extend their apologies for any omissions. Page v Dedicated to the Memory of my beloved parents James E. Geddes Page vi This page intentionally left blank. Page vii Contents Preface ix Brief Chronology of the Arab-Israeli Conflict xi 1.
A Documentary History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Charles L. Geddes