‘To what extent was the failure of the British Mandate for Palestine attributable to Zionist unity?
After World War I, on April 24 1920, Britain was granted a mandate from The League of Nations to administrate Palestine and Transjordan; it took effect three and a half years later, lasted about quarter of a century. The main goal of mandates was to made preparation for self-government in these countries. The Balfour Declaration was very confusing, the British has promised a “national home” for the Jewish people in Palestine but they didn’t mention how they are going to do it. Arabs lives in Palestine as well, and they were also promised that they would get their Palestine as an independent state. The land of Palestine had been promised twice by the British; from the start it had been confusing. The British government generally adopted their recommendations, then changed its mind and sent more commissions to Palestine.