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[BRITISH MANDATE].

British Government Group of Palestine Mandate. (Set of three works).

Stock Code
92874
London, H.M.S.O., 1938
£2,500

Includes one of only 1500 copies of the last 'Palestine White Paper' issued by the British Government, in which an Independent Palestinian State is proposed, along with power-sharing agreements between the Jews and the Arabs, as well as restrictions on Jewish immigration and purchase of land.

In the middle of the 1930s, at the edge of the darkest times in Jewish history, the British Mandate for Palestine was receiving waves of Jewish immigrants fleeing the rise of Hitler. In 1936 the large number of immigrants ensued a six month-long strike by the Arab population of Palestine.
A Royal Commission was organised the same year (also known as the 'Peel Commission'), of which an official report was published on July 1937. It stated that, as the recent events had shown, the Mandate was not working anymore and should lead to a partition of Palestine.
The Palestine Partition Commission (or 'Woodhead Commission') thus took

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Description

A set of three works comprising:

1) PALESTINE PARTITION COMMISSION REPORT, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, October 1938:
152 x 245 mm, 310 pp., 1 printed map, 12 large folding maps at rear including 2 in the rear pocket.

2) PALESTINE STATEMENT BY HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1938:
(152 x 243 mm), 4 pp.

3)PALESTINE STATEMENT OF POLICY, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1939:
(152 x 243 mm), 12 pp.

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