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By Charles L. Geddes

This choice of crucial files concerning the long-standing Arab-Israeli clash starts with Leo Pinsker's pamphlet of 1882 which first proposed the institution of a Jewish kingdom, ideally in Palestine, and ends with the United international locations defense Council solution of 1990. Issued through a few of the respectable and quasi-official governments and enterprises which were events to the dispute, the records give you the history to political Zionism and illustrate nice Britain's position in either helping the institution of a Jewish place of origin in Palestine and in easing Arab fears. moreover, the gathering demonstrates the most important position performed by means of the U.S.. Charles L. Geddes' introductions to every rfile are based on different files reminiscent of released memoirs of the members, released and unpublished letters, reportage from foreign reporting prone, and extra. those prologues position every one rfile in its old context. To some of the records Geddes has appended epilogues that comprise exact details at the effects or response to that individual paper. one of the landmark works integrated within the assortment are Theodor Herzl's Der Judenstaat; "The Basel application" of the 1st Zionist Congress; the "Balfour Declaration;" the "Churchill White Paper;" and the PLO proclamation of an self sustaining Palestinian kingdom within the West financial institution and the Gaza Strip. many of the files were reproduced of their entirety at once from the suitable assets. From these too long to reprint in complete, in simple terms the conclusions or options were incorporated. None were paraphrased or truncated and no suitable details has been passed over. the results of Geddes' 25-year event educating a path at the Arab-Israeli clash, this scholarly paintings serves as a supplementary textual content for school classes at the topic and will additionally stand by myself as a useful reference for college students, media pros, and educated basic readers.

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After practicing law in state service for only a year Herzl resigned his position in favor of earning his livelihood as a writer. In 1892 he joined the staff of the noted Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse, and shortly afterward became that paper’s Paris correspondent. He retained, however, his interest in drama and print literature. It was as a student in Vienna that Herzl began to perceive the Jewish Question: the rising tide of anti-Jewish sentiment that was starting to engulf Europe in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

However, I wish to assure the reader that in no instance has any relevant information been omitted, and not one of the documents has been paraphrased or truncated. ” How well I have succeeded in the latter I shall have to leave to the reader. It must be stressed, however, that it has never been my intention to provide a thorough running history of the subject, thus the stress upon the documents, many of which have not previously been reprinted in any collection. This work provides the documentary background to political Zionism and the means by which Great Britain attempted, first, to support the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and second, to ease the fears of the Arab inhabitants regarding such a refuge.

This guard of honor would be the symbol of the solution of the Jewish Question after what were for us eighteen centuries of affliction. III. THE JEWISH COMPANY BASIC FEATURES The Jewish Company is conceived partly along the lines of the great land-acquisition companies. It might be called a Jewish “Chartered Company”. However, it is not endowed Page 16 with sovereign powers and has other than merely colonial tasks. The Jewish Company will be founded as a joint-stock company incorporated in England, under British English laws and protection.

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