Middle East | The partition of Palestine relegated to history

The partition of Palestine relegated to history

Much has changed in the 71 years since Israel was carved out of Palestine by the United Nations; initial anger in the Arab world has eased and more countries are accepting the split

November 29, 2018 6:57 PM (UTC+8)
Head of the Jewish Agency for Palestine Chaim Weizmann, in dark glasses, listens in Oct 1947 as a member of the Arab Higher Committee explains why Palestine should not be split by the UN. But a month later the General Assembly voted to split Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. Photo: Acme News Pictures / AFP
Head of the Jewish Agency for Palestine Chaim Weizmann, in dark glasses, listens in Oct 1947 as a member of the Arab Higher Committee explains why Palestine should not be split by the UN. But a month later the General Assembly voted to split Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. Photo: Acme News Pictures / AFP
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