Thursday, March 20, 2014

More on Jordan Really Was Palestine

In previous posts (here; and also here), I noted that actually the United States opposed Jordan's independence in 1946 and its acceptance into the UN when first proposed by Great Britain.

One main reason, central to understanding the concept of the Mandate for Palestine's territorial conceptualization, is that TransJordan was intrinsically part of the area defined as "Palestine" and due to the 1924 Anglo-American Convention, Jordan could not exist without first resolving  the matter of the Jewish national home as the two were intertwined.

I found now new material from this book

which contains this article:

which includes further details to my previous posts (and another one) on the opposition to the recognitition of Jordan as an independent state based on the 1924 Anglo-American Convention that confirmed the original status of TransJordan as territory within the Mandate of Palestine area, territory that was potentially to become part of the historic Jewish homeland.

As argued then, until Israel was created, Jordan could not be considered a state.

The information of the political battle behind the scenes:

And there's something here, a

    Letter, dated July 15, 1946, from Acting Secretary of State Dean Acheson to President Harry S. Truman, recommending that the United States vote in favor of admitting Trans-Jordan into the United Nations, and an attached memo detailing the United States State Department's position on the question of admitting Trans-Jordan to the United Nations. From the Confidential File.


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