. The plan partitioned the territory into Jewish and Arab states, with the Greater Jerusalem area (encompassing Bethlehem) coming under international control. The failure of this plan led to the 1948Arab-Israeli War.
The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine or United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) Future Government of Palestine was a plan adopted by a decision of theGeneral Assembly. The resolution was approved by a vote of 33 to 13, with 10 abstentions on November 29, 1947. The decision recommended the division of the British Mandate of Palestine into twoprovisional states, one Jewish and one Arab, and a framework for economic union.
Arab people or Arabs are an ethnic group whose members identify along linguistic, cultural or genealogical grounds...Reactions to the plan
The Jewish Agency criticized the UNSCOP majority proposal concerning Jerusalem, saying that the Jewish section of modern Jerusalem (outside the Walled City) should beincluded in the Jewish State. During his testimony Ben Gurion indicated that he accepted the principle of partition, but stipulated: "To partition," according to the Oxford dictionary, means to divide athing into two parts. Palestine is divided into three parts, and only in a small part are the Jews allowed to live. We are against that."
The majority of the Jewish groups, and the JewishAgency subsequently announced their acceptance of the proposed Jewish State, and by implication the proposed international zone, and Arab State. However, it had been stipulated that the implementation of theplan did not make the establishment of one state or territory dependent on the establishment of the others.
A minority of extreme nationalist Jewish groups like Menachem Begin
' wasan Israel politician and the sixth prime minister of the State of Israel. Before the independence, he was the leader of the Irgun, a revisionist breakaway from the larger mainstream Jewish...
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