History Talks: A Story of a Picture-Arab Flags – دقيقتان مع الدكتور يحيى : التاريخ الناطق
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The Faisal–Weizmann Agreement was signed on 3 January 1919, by Emir Faisal (son of the King of Hejaz), who was for a short time King of the Arab Kingdom of Syria or Greater Syria in 1920, and was King of the Kingdom of Iraq (today, Iraq) from August 1921 to 1933, and Chaim Weizmann (later President of the World Zionist Organization) as part of the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 settling disputes stemming from World War I. It was a short-lived agreement for Arab-Jewish cooperation on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
One or more of the Allies may have suggested that a representative of the Zionist Organization secure the agreement. The secret Sykes-Picot Agreement had called for an ‘Arab State or a Confederation of Arab States’… …’under the suzerainty of an Arab chief.’ The French and British also proposed ‘an international administration, the form of which is to be decided upon after consultation with Russia, and subsequently in consultation with the other Allies, ‘and the representatives of the Sharif of Mecca.’ ( (The Sykes-Picot Agreement)
The 1947–1948 civil war in Mandatory Palestine started on 30 November 1947, the date after the UN General Assembly vote on the UN Partition Plan. It finished on 14 May 1948 when the Jewish People’s Council approved a proclamation which declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.
During this period, the Arab and Jewish communities of Palestine clashed, while the British, who had the obligation to maintain order, organized their own withdrawal and intervened only on an occasional basis.
Arab Palestinians left, fled or were expelled in large numbers, especially after Jewish forces took the major seaport of Haifa in April 1948.
The land under Jewish possession did not exceed 6% of Palestine. The Zionist forces started occupying nearby Arab villages to provide continuity and expand Jewish-held territory. The population of 30 villages were expelled. Naturally, all such territorial expansion, initiated by the Jews only, took place at the expense of Arab land.1948 Arab Israeli War.
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