By Mordechai Bar-On
Twelve Israeli historians and writers revisit the exterior and inner conflicts that experience characterised Israeli historical past to supply context, research, and classes for the long run.
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Some isolated incidents continued, such as an attack of a 100-strong guerrilla group on the police station and governor's house in Nazareth. But all were now expecting the new British policy declaration. 59 For the Zionists, the future of their "National Home" was at stake. On May 17, London published a "White Paper" that contained the expected new policy declaration over Palestine. It pronounced Britain's undertaking to set The Arab Revolt 1936-1939: A Turning Point in the Struggle over Palestine 39 up within ten years an independent State of Palestine.
In November, the towns of Be'er Sheva and Hevron, which had been under the rebels' heels since September, were freed. 52 By the beginning of December, a third of the 1,000 Arab villages were also penetrated and the secretary for the colonies was able to report to the cabinet that the military operations were on target. Only small-scale, sporadic acts of sabotage were being perpetrated. 53 He added that these successes made it possible to consider favorably the appeal of some Arab states to release the Palestinian leaders who were exiled to the Seychelles to enable them to participate in the forthcoming conference in London.
44 MacMichael was right. The situation had indeed totally deteriorated: The Palestinian political organs were outlawed; most of the urban leaders were either under arrest or in exile; foreign leaders, such as Kawakji, could not be reactivated. Under The Arab Revolt 1936-1939: A Turning Point in the Struggle over Palestine 35 such conditions no effective political activity was possible. The only groups that were able to wield real and effective power were the guerrilla gangs. They managed to impose themselves on the large towns as well.
A Never-ending Conflict: A Guide to Israeli Military History by Mordechai Bar-On