The partition plans for Palestine-1930-1947

Gideon Biger*

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The idea of the "two-state solution" has been on the political agenda of Eretz-Israel/Palestine for the past 40 years. The idea was first discussed during the British Mandate period, especially from the 1930s onward. Jews, Arabs, the British and eventually the UN, all considered establishing two states, Jewish and Arab, side by side in Palestine. The article deals with the areal dimension of the proposals, which were based on the dispersion of existing Jewish and Arab settlements and the allotment of territory for future Jewish immigration to the Jewish state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-45
Number of pages22
JournalIsrael Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • Boundaries
  • Jewish immigration
  • Palestine
  • Partition
  • Settlement


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