Last updated on: 10/17/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Map – British Mandate (1921 – 1947)

TIME PERIOD: 1921 – 1947

“Out of the broad region known as Palestine, Britain carved two political entities in 1921. One entity consisted of the area of Palestine east of the Jordan River; it was named the ‘Emirate of Transjordan,’ and later simply ‘Jordan’… In the western half of Palestine, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, Palestinian Arabs and Zionist Jews wrestled for control under the British umbrella.”

Thomas L. Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, p. 14, Anchor Books, 1995

“On 2 April, 1947 the British government informed the United Nations, as successor to the defunct League of Nations, that it would relinquish the Palestine Mandate on Saturday, 15 May 1948, leaving it to the U.N. to decide the further fate of the mandated territory…

The United Nations, after long and intricate discussions and negotiations, adopted a formal resolution [181] on 29 November 1947 for the partition of the mandated territory into three — a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a corpus separatum under international jurisdiction for the city of Jerusalem.”

Bernard Lewis, The Arabs in History, p. 196-197, Oxford University Press, 1993

MAP KEY
Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights) Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights)
British Mandate British Mandate
French Mandate French Mandate

Map Showing British Mandate (1921-1947), 175 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

175 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

Map Showing British Mandate (1921-1947), 350 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

350 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

Map Showing British Mandate (1921-1947), 700 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

700 Mile Radius from Jerusalem