San Remo Accords: Israel’s Legitimate Right to Palestine

The 100-year-old declaration that enshrined the Jewish right to Palestine
Delegates to the San Remo conference in Italy, 25 April 1920
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One hundred years ago, world powers assembled at San Remo, Italy to discuss how to divide the Ottoman Empire. In respect to the Jewish people, the so-called San Remo Declaration charged the British with implementing the Balfour Declaration, which three years earlier had endorsed “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

The decision was unanimous by the allied powers at San Remo, and was later confirmed by all 59 members of the League of Nations. There was to be a Jewish Homeland, overseen by the British until statehood could be affirmed.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal looks back at the San Remo declaration and shows how it received complete support throughout the world. This included, significantly, the Arab leadership in the region. He also shows why recent retelling of Israel’s birth seeks to downplay the history of San Remo, and focus more on the post-holocaust establishment of the Jewish State.

Show Notes

Netanyahu Puts Sovereignty Above All Else in Unity Deal

Will the Trump Peace Plan Bring Peace to Israel?

San Remo: The original ‘deal of the century’

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