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Palestine Egypt
First posted on March 27th 2007, last revised on September 2nd 2008

Successor : Israel, since 1948

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 coined the term "Jewish Homeland in Palestine" but failed to define it. When Britain received a mandate over Palestine, the latter consisted of both Palestine proper and Transjordan. Transjordan was separated in 1922.
In the 1920es the British permitted unrestricted Jewish immigration, and the cordon of Jewish settlements along the coast of the Mediterranean, over the years, became dense, while the hill country, the Jordan valley and the Negev saw much fewer, mostly isolated Jewish settlements.
The links listed below are to help study the history of a growing Jewish political entity in British-administrated Palestine, which was "a state within a state".

See also : History of Palestine 1917-1948

Predecessors : Territory : Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Syria
Predecessors : Population : Jewish Diaspora, Ottoman Syria

Historical Atlas, Palestine, Israel Pages

Country Profiles British Mandate of Palestine, from Wikipedia
Links, General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World, from BUBL
Category : Israel, from Wikipedia
List of Israel-Related Topics, from Wikipedia
Jewish Virtual Library
Links, on History Virtual Library History : Israel
Virtual Library Labour History : Israel
Category : History of Israel, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionaries
Historical Maps WHKMLA Historical Atlas, Israel, Palestine
Timelines Israel until 1960, from timelines.ws
Timeline History of the Jewish People, from David's Consultants
Accounts of History Note : because of the ongoing Israeli-Arab conflict many biased accounts of Israeli history exist. Users are advised to use discretion
History of Israel, from Wikipedia
Encyclopedia Entries see under Palestine 1917-1948
Politics Articles Haganah, Palmach, Irgun, Lehi (Stern Gang), Histadruth, from Wikipedia
Military Articles Palmach, Irgun, Lehi (Stern Gang), Jewish Legion (in British Army in WW I), Jewish Brigade (in British Army in WW II)
Economy & Finances Article Kibbutz, from Wikipedia
History of the Jaffa Orange, from Wikipedia
History of Regions History of Galilee, from Wikipedia
Article Negev, from Wikipedia
History of Cities History of Jerusalem (Zion, al Quds), from Wikipedia, from Encyclopedia of the Orient
History of Haifa, from Wikipedia, from Encyclopedia of the Orient
History of Tel Aviv, from Wikipedia, from Encyclopedia of the Orient
Institutions History of Israeli Broadcasting, from The Broadcast Archive
History of Sde Dov Airport (Tel Aviv), from Wikipedia
History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Biographies List of Israelis, from Wikipedia

Population Figures, Demographics Historical Population Statistics, Israel, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Document Collections Historic Documents and Treaties, from Ariga; from MidEastWeb
Archives, Musea, Libraries Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem
Israel Archives Association
UNESCO Archives Portal, State Archives, scroll down for Israel
Israel Museums Guide
Libraries in Israel, from LibDex
National Symbols Flag, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes Coins and Banknotes of the British Mandate in Palestine, by H.M. Berlin
Stamps Rare Palestine, Stamps, from Sandafayre Stamp Gallery

General Accounts Arnold Blumberg, The History of Israel, Westport CT : Greenwood 1998, KMLA Lib. Call ign 956.94 B658h
Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews, Harper Collins 1988 KMLA Lib. Call Sign 956.93 J66
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.22, pp.134-147 Article Israel. KMLA Lib. Call Sign R 032 B862h v.22
Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall. Israel and the Arab World, NY : W.W. Norton 2001, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 956.04 S558i
Specific Periods David Gilmore, Curzon, Imperial Statesman, NY : Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1994, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 954.03 G488c
Document Editions Walter Lacqueur, The Israeli-Arab Reader. A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict, London : Penguin (1969) 1991, KMLA Lib. Call Sign 956 L317i
Abraham Shulman, Coming Home to Zion. A Pictorial History of Pre-Israel Palestine, NY : Doubleday 1979 [G]
Atlasses Correspondents of the New York Times, Israel. The Historical Atlas, NY : MacMillan 1997 [G]
Historical Dictionary Bernard Reich, Historical Dictionary of Israel, Metuchen N.J. : Scarecrow 1992 [G]
Yearbooks see under Palestine 1917-1948

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