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The League of Nations resolution - not a British Gesture

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Submitted by Ron Barak (Israel), Oct 27, 2015 at 09:23

I'm probably not revealing anything new, but your 'In April 1920, as a gesture to the Zionists, the British government created a region called "Palestine" designed to be the eventual "national home for the Jewish people"' is factually wrong.

It were not just a British gesture, but the League of Nations that on 25 April 1920, in the Italian city of San Remo signed a deed – the first in two millenniums – that granted the Jewish people total and exclusive ownership of the Land of Israel. Leaders of the victorious WWI allied countries, including the United States (observer, not a member), Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan along with 51 other states representing the League of Nations, signed the document.

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No, the League of Nations only endorsed the San Remo decisions over two years later, in July 1922.

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