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The Arab-Israeli conflict

Israeli paratroopers at the Dome of the Rock after they succeed in taking Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.
Israeli paratroopers at the Dome of the Rock after they succeed in taking Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.
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After the Second World War, conflict between Arabs and Jewish Palestinians persisted. In April 1947 Britain approached the United Nations (UN) to relinquish the Palestinian mandate. The UN developed a plan for partitioning Palestine into independent Jewish and Arab states, but the mandate ended before the plan was actualised.

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Further reading

  • Central Office of Information. Reference Services, Britain and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (London: HMSO, 1993)