The Story of Palestine goes back a long way.
Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire until it was destroyed at the end of the First World War. Several Arab countries were at this time placed under temporary administration until they were considered ready for independence. Palestine was put under British mandate in 1922 by the League of Nations.
However, earlier in 1917, the British Foreign Minister, Arthur Balfour, made what became known as the Balfour Declaration. It promised ‘a national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine (not a nation state) but it insisted that nothing should be done to prejudice the rights of the existing non-Jewish community.
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