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Palestinian Mandate: 1937-1949. Presented by Bria Campbell And Terik Terrell Period 7. The Investigation. Question How did the Palestinian mandate develop into the independent nation of Israel between the years of 1937-1949?. Thesis.

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Palestinian mandate 1937 1949

Palestinian Mandate:1937-1949

Presented by Bria Campbell

And Terik Terrell

Period 7

The investigation

The Investigation


How did the Palestinian mandate develop into the independent nation of Israel between the years of 1937-1949?



Due to the lack of cooperation between the Arab and Jewish people, a constant power struggle developed between both parties. In the years 1937-1949, the tension began to rise making it more difficult to become an independent state on either sides. The inadequacy of general policy in dealing with the mandate created more conflict as well. Ultimately, the superiority of Jewish political and military ability to the Arabs gave the former an advantage and led to the formation of the Jewish state, Israel.

The tension

The Tension

  • Peel Commission 1937

    • Follow-up of 1936 General Strike

    • Demonstrates a long-term effort to investigate the same issue and the amount of tension it contains

    • Deemed “impracticable”

      • plans were not reliable in gaining success

  • The Great Revolt (1937-39)

    • Revealed the depth of Arab resentment

  • International concern: Biltmore Program

  • The Arab-Israeli War

  • Overview: the two groups could not coexist



  • The White Paper of 1939

    • Jewish people now angry with Britain as opposed to the Arab people

      • Illustrates the inability for either groups to be satisfied by the policy that Britain proposes

  • Jewish Action and Support

    • American opinion and the Holocaust

    • Irgun in 1943

    • Jewish Assembly in 1945

  • UNSCOP (1947) and Plan D (1948)

    • Demonstrates that Jewish people were unsatisfied with the amount of land that was to be awarded to them and their frustration.

Jewish ability

Jewish Ability

  • The Yushiv community by 1948

    • The Jewish Assembly

    • The Haganah

      • Professionally trained after WWII

      • Disciplined

      • Incident before the scheduled enactment of UNSCOP (Spring 1948)

        • Ben Gerion: The state of Israel

  • The Arab-Israeli war

    • Motivation: “life-or-death”

  • The Jews were able to use their centralized government and tactical military to systematically take control of Palestine.

Inadequate arab ability

Inadequate Arab Ability

  • No formal leadership

    • General strike (1936) and The Great Revolt

    • Termination of the Supreme Muslim Council (1937)

    • No central government

  • No unification

    • The Arab League’s assistance in 1947 and The Arab-Israeli war

      • Nations assisted for own interests first

      • Disunified motivation

        • Many fled their homes in fear

  • The inability of the Arabs to fully unify in defense for the cause using the same motivation and effort ultimately led to their defeat.

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