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Britain's naval and political reaction to the illegal immigration of Jews to Palestine, 1945-1948

Author: Fritz Liebreich
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an important shift in the analysis of Britain's policy towards the illegal post-war Jewish immigration into Palestine.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Liebreich
ISBN: 0714656372 9780714656373 0714685224 9780714685229
OCLC Number: 56457123
Description: xxiii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. determinants of British policy towards Jewish immigration into Palestine, from the Balfour declaration via the royal commissions to the 1939 white book and to the final abandonment of the 'national home' commitment --
3. British preoccupation with the perceived danger of communist infiltration and subversion --
4. Britain's fight against the sources of illegal immigration beyond the borders of Palestine and her confrontation with the financial, logistic and moral supporters in Europe and North America --
5. legal issues involved --
6. Detention in Palestine --
the deportation of illegal Jewish immigrants to Cyprus and their detention/imprisonment : the legal base constructed by Britain --
7. rules of engagement adopted by the adversaries --
8. British forces engaged in anti-immigration patrols and the confronting Jewish adversaries --
9. physical confrontation : interception and diversion policies in theory and practice --
10. Refoulement and abandonment of the boarding policy --
11. Conclusion : conduct and effects of the British policy and the final failure of the blockade --
App. 1. List of RN and PP vessels engaged in the 'Palestine patrol' --
App. 2. List of deportation and prison ships --
App. 3. Details of Jewish illegal ships which landed immigrants on the Palestinian coast or were intercepted by British armed forces or Palestine police --
App. 4. Crew members of HM ships interviewed by the author --
App. 5. Crew members of IJI ships interviewed by the author.
Responsibility: Fritz Liebreich.
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