Results for Tag: Jerusalem

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World War II

World War II had a huge impact on Palestine, just as World War I had huge consequences earlier. The end of World War I had brought an end to the Ottoman Empire’s rule and had led to the British Mandate of Palestine. World War II brought the inconceivable suffering of European Jews, with the murder of circa six million Jews by Nazi Germany. The scale of the destruction in Hitler’s extermination camps and the undecided destiny of the survivors put the British government under heavy pressure to allow more European Jews to migrate to Palestine.

Civil War

In March 1948, the United Nations Palestine Commission announced that it was unable to establish the requested Jewish and Palestinian provisional governments as a result of the continued fighting. The United States had made it clear beforehand that it would oppose any implementation of the partition by force. Later in March, Washington called for a truce in Palestine and proposed to refer the question back to the UN General Assembly.