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Reference to Arab immigration into Palestine during the s is made as well in the British mandatory government's annual compilation of statistical data on population. The Palestine Blue Book, , for example, provides time series demographic statistics whose annual estimates are based on extrapolations from its census. The story of who went to Palestine, and how these successive waves of Jewish immigration shaped Jewish life there from In the history of Jewish Palestine, the year inaugurated a new era. For many centuries, Jews from all over the diaspora had been “going up” to the Land of Israel Author: Eli Barnavi. In the s, the British had already acceded to Arab demands and restricted immigration into Palestine, ostensibly on the basis of considerations of the country's economic absorptive capacity. In the s, the British Government fixed a quota for immigration certificates and authorized the Jewish Agency to distribute them at its discretion. This book provides a fine [ ] insight into Jewish migration to Palestine. Essential for Israel-Middle East collections." (Hallie Cantor Association of Jewish Libraries) "Gur Alroey has refocused the great Jewish migration of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, putting the migration to Palestine into its proper by:
Much of Mrs. Peters’s book argues that at the same time that Jewish immigration to Palestine was rising, Arab immigration to the parts of Palestine where Jews had settled also increased. Therefore, in her view, the Arab claim that an indigenous Arab population was displaced by Jewish immigrants must be false, since many Arabs only arrived. " Yet the official British record of immigration to Palestine for the entire year of  reports "recorded immigration" of just 1, "non-Jews," with only about 3, as "travelers remaining illegally," and those figures supposedly included Arab immigrants from all points into all of Palestine. Whether there was significant Arab immigration into Palestine during the 19th and 20th centuries, especially after the beginning of Zionist settlement there in the late 19th century has become a matter of some controversy. It is known that the Arab population of Palestine doubled during the British Mandate era, from , in to over Now they swarm into Palestine in seeking the light." - Winston Churchill, "A Peace to End All Peace" "This illegal [Arab] immigration was not only going on from the Sinai, but also from Transjordan and Syria, and it is very difficult to make a case out for the misery of the Arabs if at the same time their compatriots from adjoining states.
Herbert Samuel, a British Jew who served as the first High Commissioner of Palestine, placed restrictions on Jewish immigration “in the ‘interests of the present population’ and the ‘ absorptive capacity’ of the country.” 1 The influx of Jewish settlers was said to be forcing the Arab fellahin (native peasants) from their land. This was at a time when less than a million people. This book provides an important shift in the analysis of Britain's policy towards the illegal postwar Jewish immigration into Palestine. It charts the development of Britain's response to Zionist immigration, from the initial sympathy, as embodied in the Balfour Declaration, through attempts at blockade, refoulement and finally disengagement. The book exposes differences in policy pursued by Cited by: 5. Palestine. In , when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled all Jewish people living in Spain, some refugees settled in Palestine. At the turn of the 20th century, European Jews were migrating to Palestine in large numbers, fleeing religious persecution. In Russia, Jewish people were segregated into an area along the. Among these, one of the most ambitious was Joan Peters, who in published her thoroughly researched study of Arab immigration into Palestine, From Time Immemorial (FTI). Peters assembled many.