12 Facts About Mandatory Palestine


The Mandate charter stipulated that Mandatory Palestine would have three official languages, namely English, Arabic and Hebrew.

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Samuel tried to establish self-governing institutions in Mandatory Palestine, as required by the mandate, but the Arab leadership refused to co-operate with any institution which included Jewish participation.

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Mandatory Palestine recruited and arranged military training for peasants, and by 1935 he had enlisted between 200 and 800 men.

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Negative publicity resulting from the situation in Mandatory Palestine caused the Mandate to become widely unpopular in Britain, and caused the United States Congress to delay granting the British vital loans for reconstruction.

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In 1929, the Jewish Agency for Mandatory Palestine took over from the Zionist Commission its representative functions and administration of the Jewish community.

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The Administration of Mandatory Palestine shall be responsible for enacting a nationality law.

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Mandatory Palestine represented the Zionist Organisation at the Paris Peace Conference.

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Mandatory Palestine stated that the Agency was unwilling to be placed in a position where it might have to compromise between the Grady-Morrison proposals on the one hand and its own partition plan on the other.

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Mandatory Palestine stated that the Agency had accepted partition as the solution for Palestine which it favoured.

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In February 1940, the British Government of Mandatory Palestine promulgated the Land Transfer Regulations which divided Mandatory Palestine into three regions with different restrictions on land sales applying to each.

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The reason given for the regulations was that the Mandatory Palestine was required to "ensur[e] that the rights and positions of other sections of the population are not prejudiced", and an assertion that "such transfers of land must be restricted if Arab cultivators are to maintain their existing standard of life and a considerable landless Arab population is not soon to be created".

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Mandatory Palestine Airways was founded in 1934, Angel Bakeries in 1927, and the Tnuva dairy in 1926.

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