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Submitted by Wallace Brand (United States), Nov 18, 2016 at 00:01

There were two sources of advice on Palestine. One, on June 21, 1919 was from a group of 150 or so academics specifically formed at the request of Wilson and named "The Inquiry", and later the American Commission to Negotiate the Peace and finally Tentative Proposal of the Intelligence Section of the American Delegation. The other was from the know-nothing King-Crane inquiry.

In the San Remo Resolution (1920), the UK, the US and the Zionists all followed the same solution based on the elements mentioned in the June 21 report. That was to put the collective rights to political self-determination in a trust in which the Jewish People's rights included an immediate right to settle and a future right to rule when the settlement produced a Jewish population majority and the capability of exercising sovereignty. The Jews settled and by 1945 were up from 60,000 population to 600,000. By 1948 they had a population majority and control of the population in the area that became the area bounded by armistice lines -- the Green Line. So legal dominion over the right to rule vested in the Jews in that terrritory. They did not have control over those in the remainder of Palestine west of the Jordan until 1967 when legal domain over the national rights there vested too. These were rights to set up a government and administer it. So the result of what the Allies did was not based on ignorance but on the advice of academics, the British and the Jews who knew what they were doing. Later, the French permitted the 2% Alewite ethnic group to rule Syria and look at all the bloodshed that resulted under Hafez and Bashir Assad. The Jewish Agency memo of April, 1945 confirms this conclusion.

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