VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > F. The Middle East and North Africa, 1914–1945 > 2. The Middle East > g. Palestine
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  The Encyclopedia of World History.  2001.
 
(See 1913–14)
 
g. Palestine
 
 
1917, Nov. 2
 
Publication of the BALFOUR DECLARATION by Britain. The document later became the foundation of British policy in Palestine and the basis of Zionist claims for settling in the territory. The text stated that the British government would support “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of that object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.”  1
 
Dec. 9
 
Entry of British troops into Jerusalem. Palestine was immediately placed under a British military administration.  2
 
 
 
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