KEY FEATURES QUESTION UN Partition Plan of Palestine

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KEY FEATURES QUESTION UN Partition Plan of Palestine

One key feature of the Partition Plan is the causes of it. Following the Second World War international sympathy for the Jews had increased significantly, especially within America. Naturally, there was also an increase in Jewish migration into Palestine following the Second World War as Jews who had survived the Holocaust fled to the only place they considered safe-it was as a result of this increase that the case for a Jewish home land has also strengthened. Within Palestine, Jewish terrorism began putting a strain on the British- who themselves were also struggling to govern the region following their significant losses during the Second World War. The British public no longer wanted to be associated with the Middle East, but rather to focus on issues ‘at home’. As a result Britain eventually handed the Palestine issue over to the UN who came up with the Partition plan.

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One key feature of the partition plan was the plan itself. The plan, of 1947 partitioned Palestine into an Arab and Jewish state.  Overall 56% of the land was given to the Israeli’s and 46% to the Arabs. Of the 56% of the land allocated to the Jews, Tel-Aviv was perhaps the highlight of the Jewish state; it was their major city and had a high Jewish population. Tel Aviv was significant to the Jews because of its geographical location; it was on the coast of Palestine and allowed for trade.  Likewise, Jaffa was given as the major city to ...

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