By Charles L. Geddes
This number of crucial files concerning the long-standing Arab-Israeli clash starts off with Leo Pinsker's pamphlet of 1882 which first proposed the institution of a Jewish country, ideally in Palestine, and ends with the United countries defense Council answer of 1990. Issued by means of many of the legit and quasi-official governments and corporations which were events to the dispute, the files give you the historical past to political Zionism and illustrate nice Britain's position in either assisting the institution of a Jewish fatherland in Palestine and in easing Arab fears. moreover, the gathering demonstrates the most important function performed by means of the USA. Charles L. Geddes' introductions to every record are based on different records reminiscent of released memoirs of the members, released and unpublished letters, reportage from foreign reporting prone, and extra. those prologues position each one rfile in its historic context. To a few of the files Geddes has appended epilogues that comprise particular details at the effects or response to that individual paper. one of the landmark works integrated within the assortment are Theodor Herzl's Der Judenstaat; "The Basel application" of the 1st Zionist Congress; the "Balfour Declaration;" the "Churchill White Paper;" and the PLO proclamation of an self reliant Palestinian nation within the West financial institution and the Gaza Strip. lots of the records were reproduced of their entirety at once from the correct resources. From these too long to reprint in complete, merely the conclusions or innovations were integrated. None were paraphrased or truncated and no suitable info has been passed over. the results of Geddes' 25-year event instructing a path at the Arab-Israeli clash, this scholarly paintings serves as a supplementary textual content for faculty classes at the topic and will additionally stand by myself as a useful reference for college students, media pros, and knowledgeable common readers.
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Parliamentary Papers, Miscellaneous No. 3 (1939). , His Majesty’s High Commissioner at Cairo and the Sherif Hussein of Mecca July 1915—March 1916 (London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1939) Cmd. 5957. Reprinted here are two of the letters that were exchanged between the Sharif Husayn ibn ‘Ali, the guardian of the two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina and Sir Henry representing the British Government. The first is dated 14 July 1915 and the second (the fourth letter) is dated 24 October 1916. Each represents the respective views of the Arab nationalists and the British cabinet in regards to Syria-Palestine.
How well I have succeeded in the latter I shall have to leave to the reader. It must be stressed, however, that it has never been my intention to provide a thorough running history of the subject, thus the stress upon the documents, many of which have not previously been reprinted in any collection. This work provides the documentary background to political Zionism and the means by which Great Britain attempted, first, to support the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and second, to ease the fears of the Arab inhabitants regarding such a refuge.
Norman Mackenzie, vol. 3 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978) is reproduced with permission of Cambridge University Press. Every reasonable effort has been made to trace the owners of copyright materials in this book, but in some instances this has proven impossible. The author and publisher will be glad to receive information leading to more complete acknowledgments in subsequent printings of the book and in the meantime extend their apologies for any omissions. Page v Dedicated to the Memory of my beloved parents James E.
A Documentary History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Charles L. Geddes