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HIST 3350: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Topic 5
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, 1881-Present: Louis Fishman
“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.”
British Secretary of State for the Colonies
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.