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Intentions and results of British policy in Palestine: Passfield's white paper

Sheffer, G. (1973) Intentions and results of British policy in Palestine: Passfield's white paper. Middle Eastern Studies, 9 (1). pp. 43-60. ISSN 0020-7438

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"There is hardly a question more laden with myths than the recent history of Palestine. This is true not only of the post-World War II era, but even more of the inter-war years. However, the opening to public perusal of the British government's records of the 1930's has enabled students to examine the facts and to attempt to expose certain false notions about British policy in Palestine. The creation of notions and myths is a simple matter; their refutation involves painstaking and detailed study of people, actions and policies." - Introductory paragraph. Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (Lord Passfield) served as Secretary of State for the Colonies in the Labour Government from 7 June 1929 to 24 August 1931. Between 23 and 29 August 1929 there were riots in Palestine, by then a British Protectorate, resulting in serious loss of life. As Colonial Secretary he issued the Passfield White Paper which revised the government's policy in Palestine.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article published online: 06 Dec 2006. EISSN: 1471-6380. The full text of the Passfield White Paper is available at the link and the Parliamentary debate of it from the link.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 09:01
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 18:00

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