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The United plan for the Palestine

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The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine (Resolution 181) was adopted by a decision of the General Assembly. The resolution was approved on 29th November 1947. The decision recommended the division of the British Mandate of Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. The city of Jerusalem was administrated by United Nations as it was not clear which group own this area. The resolution was passed to help resolve both holocaust of the European Jews as well as the long-running conflict between Zionists, and the Arab majority there. The presence of Jews outside the Land of Israel was a result of Jews migrating. This is commonly called 'The Jewish Diaspora', it is accepted that it begun in the 8th- 6th century BCE. Many Jews were scattered after losing control over Judea or were sold into slavery throughout the Roman Empire. After the 135AD revolt, the Romans expelled the Jews from Palestine, forming the Jewish Diaspora. ...read more.


On 24th July 1922, in London, the terms of the British Mandate over Palestine was approved by the Council of the League of Nations. The objective of the League of Nations Mandate system was to look after the parts of old Turkish Empire which was destroyed during WWI. However the mandate ignored the political rights of the Arabs which were promised in the letters exchanged between Hussein and McMahon during WWI. The leadership of Arabs pressed the British to give them political freedom. They mostly did it by reminding British about their promises during WWI. During the Mandate, the Jewish community in Palestine grew incredibly from one-sixth to almost one-third of the population. This was caused by the immigration of the Jews into the Palestine, according to official records 367,845 Jews immigrated legally between 1920 and 1945. Although it was estimated that another 50-60,000 Jews immigrated illegally during the WWI. ...read more.


At some stage they started to publicize some of its plans and its goals by organizing street announcements, newspapers and some underground radio stations. The British answer was arresting of few Irgun members (some of them were tortured to get extra information about Irgun). The continued violence in Palestine had caused Britain to ask the United Nations to solve the problem and them the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) was set up. Finally on August 31st UNSCOP released its report and making the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine (Resolution 181). The resolution was approved by a vote. However many people believe that the countries which were voting were influenced by the US government, this happened because most of the important people at this time in USA were Jews and they influenced the US government. Them the government promised money that many countries needed after WWII for voting FOR the partition. ?? ?? ?? ?? Why did the United Nations agree to partition Palestine in 1948? Kamil Kowalczyk Upper Shirley High 10A1 ...read more.

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