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The Faisal Weizmann Agreement of January 3, 1919

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), May 13, 2016 at 16:32

King Faisal to Chaim Weizmann, 1919.

Faisal, King of Hejaz (Western Arabia), would later have sons rule Iraq and Transjordan. Weizmann would become the First President of Israel. The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement envisaged dividing the territories of the Ottoman Empire into the Jewish State in all of Palestine and the much larger Arab State to encompass what is today Syria, Iraq, Eastern Jordan and Arabia.

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