Current Affairs (1935)

In his 1935 book, An Atlas of Current Affairs, author J. F. Horrabin gives a British perspective on world affairs in 1935 including in Palestine.  He reports that the population of Palestine at the time was 73% Muslim and 17% Jewish (the Jewish figure being more than double what it had been before British governance was established there). He also reports that guaranteeing the establishment of a “Jewish national home” in Palestine was difficult to reconcile with the promise of independence of Arab territories.

Horrabin provides a map showing the location of Jewish owned land and of railways.

This exhibit was donated by Dr. Ali Alikhan.

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