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Was Trans-Jordan a part of the mandate?

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Submitted by Brother Mark (United States), Jun 11, 2022 at 20:16

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Trans-Jordan was part of the mandate and it was decided that this part of the mandate wouldn't be used for the establishment of a Jewish home.
That's why the High Commissioner asked for assistance with the area before the League of Nations and Great Britain made this decision.
Because the High Commissioner of Palestine knew that Britain wasn't allowing him to directly excise authority in that area doesn't mean it wasn't a recognized part of the mandate.

"Shortly afterwards, in September 1922...."

In July 1922, the League of Nations entrusted Great Britain with the Mandate for Palestine. Recognizing "the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine," Great Britain was called upon to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine-Eretz Israel (Land of Israel). Shortly afterwards, in September 1922, the League of Nations and Great Britain decided that the provisions for setting up a Jewish national home would not apply to the area east of the Jordan River, which constituted three-fourths of the territory included in the Mandate and which eventually became the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
So instead of saying that it was only a part of the mandate for a few months, we should beter say that this area was a part of the mandate but that it was later decided that this portion of it wouldn't be used for the establishment of a Jewish home.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/history-and-overview-of-the-british-palestine-mandate

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