66. The Peel Commission

66. The Peel Commission

Between 1933 and 1945, when the Jews in Germany were facing the Nazi atrocities, Palestine too was witnessing numerous happenings. In the meantime, the fifth ‘Aliyah’ happened during 1930-36, which brought with it some 170 thousand Jewish people to Palestine from across the globe. Overall, they now numbered well above 382 thousand. In 1935, David […]

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65.The Nazi crisis

65.The Nazi crisis

All the events of taking place in the 1930s were leading to major adversity, a crisis for the Jewish people. In 1933, the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler seized power in Germany. On 30 January 1933, Hitler ascended to power, and within no time from this event, the Jews staying in Germany started to feel […]

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64. Events from the 1930s

64. Events from the 1930s

The Arab-Jew riots of 1929 in Jerusalem gradually quelled but only after consuming the lives of numerous Jews and after extensive damages to their properties and synagogues. Though everything seemed normal, it was superficial. The mutual anger in the minds of people on both the sides continued to rage unabated. The Arabs resorted to boycotting […]

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63. 1929 Arab-Jew riots

63. 1929 Arab-Jew riots

During the 1920s, the gulf between the Arabs and the Jews went on widening. The British rulers too were inclined towards appeasing the Arabs and at the same time imposing increasing restrictions on the Jews. During 1925, Palestine’s population had 15 percent Jews, but they paid staggering 45 percent of the taxes. However, most of […]

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59. Alarm bells of conflicts

59. Alarm bells of conflicts

The British rule over Palestine began from the year 1918. Immediately after winning the world war, Britain placed the territory under the military rule which was later replaced in 1921 by a civilian administration. As a consequence of the relentless efforts by Theodore Herzl and by the Zionist Organization that he had founded, due to […]

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57. The Balfour Declaration

57. The Balfour Declaration

The number of Jews returning to Jerusalem from various parts of the world crossed 40 thousand between 1904 and 1914 and the world witnessed the second wave of the ‘Aliyah’. The relentless efforts of the Zionist Organization founded by Theodore Herzl had indeed culminated in success. During the times of the Holy Temple, the city […]

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