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HIST 3350: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Topic 5

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 1881-Present: Louis Fishman

Topic 5

5. The British Occupation of Palestine and the first years of the Mandate (June 14-15)

June 14 Lecture

June 15 discussion of Article and lecture 

Topic 5: Readings

Topic 5: Gallery

1920 - Original territory assigned to the Jewish National Home

1920 - Original territory assigned to the Jewish National Home

“In Palestine as of Right and Not on Sufferance ...”

“When it is asked what is meant by the development of the Jewish National Home in Palestine, it may be answered that it is not the imposition of a Jewish nationality upon the inhabitants of Palestine as a whole, but the further development of the existing Jewish community, with the assistance of Jews in other parts of the world, in order that it may become a centre in which the Jewish people as a whole may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride. But in order that this community should have the best prospect of free development and provide a full opportunity for the Jewish people to display its capacities, it is essential that it should know that it is in Palestine as of right and not on sufferance.”
Winston Churchill
British Secretary of State for the Colonies
June 1922

Ronald Storrs

Ronald Storrs, Signed Photo

STORRS, SIR RONALD. (1881-1955). British foreign official best known for his governorship of Jerusalem and the British Mandate for Palestine. SP. (“Ronald Storrs”). 1p. Folio. (London), N.d. A formal black-and-white 6” by 8” photograph mounted to a folio-sized sheet by Baker Street photographer James Russell & Sons depicting Storrs in full military decoration. Signed on the lower photographers mount.