Dbq Jewish Independence

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Arabs, Britain took Palestine from the Ottoman Turks in 1917-1918. Arabs rebelled against Turks, because Britain promised them the independence of their countries in 1915-1916 through correspondence with, the leader of Mecca, Sharīf Ḥusayn ibn cAlī. However, Britain made other conflicting commitments in secret through the Sykes-Picot Agreement with France and Russia in the 1916, pledging to divide and rule the Arab regions with its allies. In a third agreement, in the 1917 Balfour Declaration, Britain promised Jews to help establish a “national homeland” in Palestine. In 1917, the British defeated the Ottomans and occupied Palestine . This promise was later incorporated into the mandate that was granted to Britain by the League of nations in 1922. During their mandate from 1922 to 1948, the British found that their contradictory promises to Jews and Palestinian Arabs were difficult to reconcile. The Zionists envisioned opening emigration on a large-scale and some spoke of a Jewish state encompassing all Palestine. However, the Palestinians refused Britain’s offer of their country to a third party when they do not own it. .…show more content…
However, Britain’s support of the Jewish homeland was reaffirmed. Proposal was made to establish a legislative council which Palestinians rejected because the representation was unfair. When the Jewish immigration somewhat increased in 1928, British policy was hesitating under the conflicting pressures of Arabs and Jews. Immigration increased sharply after the Nazi regime in Germany persecuted Jews in 1933. Approximately 62.000 Jews entered Palestine in 1935. The fear of Jewish hegemony was the main cause of the Arab revolt that broke out in 1936 and continued sporadically until 1939. At that time Britain set the second Jewish immigration and prevented the sale of land to
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