posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:44 AM
What do you think about this excerpt i took from this website? Is this true?
"The US and other countries brought pressure to bear on the British to allow immigration. An Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry recommended allowing
100,000 Jews to immigrate immediately to Palestine. The Arabs brought pressure on the British to block such immigration. The British found Palestine
to be ungovernable and returned the mandate to the United Nations, successor to the League of Nations. The report of the Anglo-American Committee
provided a detailed summary of the British mandate period and the security situation in Palestine, as well as a report on the effects of the Holocaust
and the condition of European Jewry.
Partition - The United Nations Special Commission on Palestine (UNSCOP) recommended that Palestine be divided into an Arab state and a Jewish state.
The commission called for Jerusalem to be put under international administration The UN General Assembly adopted this plan on Nov. 29, 1947 as UN
Resolution (GA 181), owing to support of both the US and the Soviet Union, and in particular, the personal support of US President Harry S. Truman.
Many factors contributed to Truman's decision to support partition, including domestic politics and intense Zionist lobbying, no doubt. Truman wrote
in his diary, however, "I think the proper thing to do, and the thing I have been doing, is to do what I think is right and let them all go to
The Jews accepted the UN decision, but the Arabs rejected it. The resolution divided the land into two approximately equal portions in a complicated
scheme with zig-zag borders (see map at right and see Partition Map and detailed partition map of UNSCOP Proposal and final map: UN Palestine
Partition Plan Map - 1947). The intention was an economic union between the two states with open borders. At the time of partition, slightly less than
half the land in all of Palestine was owned by Arabs, slightly less than half was "crown lands" belonging to the state, and about 8% was owned by
Jews or the Jewish Agency. There were about 600,000 Jews in Palestine, almost all living in the areas allotted to the Jewish state or in the
internationalized zone of Jerusalem, and about 1.2 million Arabs. The allocation of land by Resolution 181 was intended to produce two areas with
Jewish and Arab majorities respectively. Jerusalem and environs were to be internationalized. The relatively large Jewish population of Jerusalem and
the surroundings, about 100,000, were geographically cut off from the rest of the Jewish state, separated by a relatively large area, the
"corridor," allotted to the Palestinian state. The corridor included the populous Arab towns of Lod and Ramla and the smaller towns of Qoloniyeh,
Emaus, Qastel and others that guarded the road to Jerusalem. (Click for Large Detailed Map) "