Question - What did the British Mandate of Palestine do?

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Britain was granted a Mandate for Palestine on 25 April 1920 at the San Remo Conference, and, on 24 July 1922, this mandate was approved by the League of Nations. This included creating political, administrative and economic conditions that would facilitate the independent rule of the communities under British control. awarded the British government a mandate to control Palestine. From 1920 to 1939, the expressed purpose of the British Mandate of Palestine was to create a bi-national state, Arab and Jewish, in Palestine. Kayyali assert that the British Mandate failed because the British were unable to reconcile Jewish and Arab nationalism; this assertion is true, to a point. The Balfour Declaration was included in the document regulating the Mandate: The British government was to help facilitate the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. The Mandate was supposed to have been created as a tool to protect the interests of the indigenous population – the Palestinians. The Balfour Declaration ("Balfour's promise" in Arabic) was a public pledge by Britain in 1917 declaring its aim to establish "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. Upon the start of the mandate, the British began to facilitate the immigration of European Jews to Palestine.

In the peace talks that followed the end of the war, parts of the Ottoman Empire were handed over to the French to control and parts were handed over to the British – including Palestine. Britain governed this area under a League of Nations mandate from 1920 to 1948.

The Mandate System was an attempt to stop the cycle of war and fighting over conquered land by appropriating the land of the collapsed Ottoman Empire and the colonies of Germany.

Mandatory Palestine (Arabic:?????? ‎ Filas? īn; Hebrew:??????????????? (? "? ) Pālēśtīnā (EY), where "EY" indicates Eretz Yisrael Land of Israel) was a geopolitical entity established between 1920 and 1948 in the region of Palestine under the terms of the Mandate for Palestine.

A League of Nations mandate was a legal status for certain territories transferred from the control of one country to another following World War I, or the legal instruments that contained the internationally agreed-upon terms for administering the territory on behalf of the League of Nations.

Before the British occupation, Palestine was part of Ottoman Syria. Britain was granted a Mandate for Palestine on 25 April 1920 at the San Remo Conference, and, on 24 July 1922, this mandate was approved by the League of Nations.

On October 1 of that year, the All-Palestine government declared an independent Palestinian state in all of Palestine region with Jerusalem as its capital. This government was recognised by Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, but not by Jordan or any non-Arab country.

The British decision to withdraw from the Palestine mandate in 1947–1948 may at first glance appear contradictory to British strategic interests. The traditional explanation is that Britain withdrew because of economic exhaustion and its inability to remain a great power.

Out of Palestine: The Making of Modern Israel The British rule over Palestine lasted roughly thirty years, from 1917 until 1948. In a country that has three thousand years of recorded history, thirty years is a tiny fraction.

The mandate system was a compromise between the Allies' wish to retain the former German and Turkish colonies and their pre-Armistice declaration (November 5, 1918) that annexation of territory was not their aim in the war. All Class A mandates had reached full independence by 1949.

Legal issues and reasons to terminate Mandates were intended to end with the independence of the Mandated territory. The British government had taken the position that there was nothing in law to prevent termination due to frustration of purpose.

The United Nations General Assembly voted to partition Palestine into independent Arab and Jewish states. However, the situation in Palestine had deteriorated into a civil war between Arabs and Jews. The former rejected the Partition Plan, while the latter declared the independence of the State of Israel in May 1948.

In 1917, Britain issued the “Balfour Declaration, ” which declared its intent to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Although protested by the Arab states, the Balfour Declaration was included in the British mandate over Palestine, which was authorized by the League of Nations in 1922.

The Yishuv (Hebrew:???? ‎, literally "settlement") or Ha-Yishuv (the Yishuv, Hebrew:????? ‎) or Ha-Yishuv Ha-Ivri (the Hebrew Yishuv, Hebrew:?????????? ‎) is the body of Jewish residents in the land of Israel (corresponding to Ottoman Syria until 1917, OETA South 1917–1920 and later Mandatory Palestine 1920–1948)