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Britain's moment in Palestine : retrospect and perspectives, 1917-1948

Author: Michael Joseph Cohen
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. ©2014
Series: Cass series--Israeli history, politics, and society, 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a comprehensive analysis of British policies in Palestine during the 28 years for which it held the League of Nations Mandate. It examines how and why they conquered Palestine, their relations with Arabs and Jews and why they left in a hurry in 1948"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Joseph Cohen
ISBN: 9780415729857 0415729858
OCLC Number: 864787803
Description: xvi, 518 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction 1 Britain and Zionism: the Domestic Context 2 World War One: How Britain assumes the Palestine Mandate 3 Palestine and the Near East, 1919-1923 4 The Military Administration, 1918-1920 5 Colonial Palestine 6 Re-defining Policy in Palestine 7 1923: The Balfour Declaration Challenged 8 Paying for Empire in the 1920s 9 The Yishuv Economy in the 1920s 10 The Unravelling of the Mandate, 1929-31 11 The Arab Rebellion I: April-October 1936 12 The Arab Rebellion II: July 1937-39 13 Appeasement in the Middle East, 1937-39 14 World War Two: The Jews 15 The Allies, the Zionists and the Holocaust 16 World War Two: The British and the Arabs 17 The Arabs and Nazi Germany 18 The Mufti of Jerusalem in Berlin: 1941-1945 19 Why the British Left 20 The British Lose Control 21 Conclusion
Series Title: Cass series--Israeli history, politics, and society, 55.
Responsibility: Michael J. Cohen.

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"This book provides a comprehensive analysis of British policies in Palestine during the 28 years for which it held the League of Nations Mandate. It examines how and why they conquered Palestine, their relations with Arabs and Jews and why they left in a hurry in 1948"--

"Analysing why, and how, the British took on the Palestine Mandate; this book explores how their interests and policies changed during its course, and why they left. Issuing the Balfour Declaration in 1917 for military and strategic reasons, the first decade of the Mandate saw an influx of Jewish capital mobilized by the Zionists which enabled the British to fund not only the administration of Palestine, but also her imperial projects there. In the mid-1930s, as the clouds of World War Two gathered, Britain's commitment to Zionism was superseded by the need to secure her strategic assets in the Middle East and consequently her policy turned to favour the Arabs. The post war period saw Britain abandon any attempts to impose a settlement in Palestine that would be acceptable to the Arab States and the government referred Palestine to the United Nations, without recommendations, leaving the antagonists to settle their conflict on the battlefield. Based on archival sources and the most up-to-date scholarly research, this comprehensive history is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Israel, and the Middle East in general"--

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Michael Cohen has written a comprehensive and fair-minded account of the Palestine mandate from the antecedents of the Balfour declaration in 1917 to the consequences of the founding of the state of Read more...

 
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