Mandate for Palestine

December 6, 2010 in

An area in the Middle East described in the Bible as the Land of Israel. The area was administered by Great Britain for the League of Nations from 1920 to 1948. In 1947, the United Nations voted to divide the Mandate for Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state. An Arab state was never created. The Jewish State of Israel was declared on May 14, 1948, but Israel’s Arab neighbors attacked it immediately. An armistice in 1949 ended this first period of hostilities.

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