Medinat Israel (State of Israel)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. During the First World War the then Turkish province of Palestine, populated mainly by Arabs, was occupied by the British, who in 1917 issued the Balfour Declaration, viewing ‘with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people’. This position was endorsed by the League of Nations; in Nov. 1947 the UN called for the establishment of both a Jewish and an Arab state. Jewish settlement had been taking place throughout the British mandate.


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