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Palestine Partition – Today In History – 29 Nov 1947 ***

UNGA_181_Map In favor - Green Switched to In favor - light green Abstaining - Yellow Against - Brown Absent - Red Not UNO member - Gray Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

Palestine Partition – Today In History – 29 Nov 1947

Movietone News has a wonderful clip about the Partition of Palestine. This is the British version of the Palestine Partition. You may view this newsreel HERE.  Movietone News was a newsreel that ran from 1928 to 1963 in the United States. Under the name British Movietone News, it also ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1979

The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the city of Jerusalem. The Partition Plan provided for the termination of the Mandate, the progressive withdrawal of British armed forces and the delineation of boundaries between the two States and Jerusalem.

Map of UN Partition Plan for Palestine, adopted 29 Nov 1947 - Public domain
Map of UN Partition Plan for Palestine, adopted 29 Nov 1947 – Public domain

UN Partition Plan – Jewish United Fund Documentary

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 181, approving the plan to terminate British mandatory rule over Palestine and to partition the territory into a Jewish State and an Arab State. This is the Jewish version of the partition.

Map showing Jewish-owned land as of 31 December 1944, including land owned in full, shared in undivided land and State Lands under concession. This constituted 6% of the total land area or 20% of cultivative land,[37] of which more than half was held by the JNF and PICA Public domain
Map showing Jewish-owned land as of 31 December 1944, including land owned in full, shared in undivided land and State Lands under concession. This constituted 6% of the total land area or 20% of cultivative land,[37] of which more than half was held by the JNF and PICA
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29 November 1947 – UN Passes Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan – Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry

The General Assembly adopted Resolution 181 recommending the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state. It was approved with 33 votes in favor, 13 against, 10 abstentions and one state absent. This is the Israel version of the partition.

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