The Arab Angle - undramatized, 1940

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In reading this draft it should be remembered that according to the principle which is the alpha and omega of Zionist Revisionism, Palestine can be promoted to independent Statehood only after the constitution of a Jewish majority. On the other hand, the Revisionists’ idea of an independent Palestine was then (1934) a Dominion within the British Empire, as it still is to many among them.
In reading this draft it should be remembered that according to the principle which is the alpha and omega of Zionist Revisionism, Palestine can be promoted to independent Statehood only after the constitution of a Jewish majority. On the other hand, the Revisionists’ idea of an independent Palestine was then (1934) a Dominion within the British Empire, as it still is to many among them.
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1. Civic Equality
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'''1. Civic Equality'''
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Provided nothing be done to hinder any foreign Jew from repatriating to Palestine, and, by doing so, automatically becoming a Palestinian citizen, the principle of equal rights for all citizens of any race, creed, language or class shall be enacted without limitation throughout all sectors of the country’s public life.
Provided nothing be done to hinder any foreign Jew from repatriating to Palestine, and, by doing so, automatically becoming a Palestinian citizen, the principle of equal rights for all citizens of any race, creed, language or class shall be enacted without limitation throughout all sectors of the country’s public life.
In every Cabinet where the Prime Minister is a Jew, the vice-premiership shall
In every Cabinet where the Prime Minister is a Jew, the vice-premiership shall
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The same rule shall apply to mixed municipalities or county councils.
The same rule shall apply to mixed municipalities or county councils.
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2. Languages
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'''2. Languages'''
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The Hebrew and the Arabic languages shall enjoy equal rights and equal legal validity.
The Hebrew and the Arabic languages shall enjoy equal rights and equal legal validity.
No State law, proclamation or ordinance; no coin, banknote or stamp of the State; no publications or inscription produced at the State’s expense shall be valid unless executed identically in both Hebrew and Arabic.
No State law, proclamation or ordinance; no coin, banknote or stamp of the State; no publications or inscription produced at the State’s expense shall be valid unless executed identically in both Hebrew and Arabic.
Both Hebrew and Arabic shall be used with equal legal effect in Parliament, in the Courts, in the schools and in general before any office or organ of the State, as well as in any school of whatever degree.
Both Hebrew and Arabic shall be used with equal legal effect in Parliament, in the Courts, in the schools and in general before any office or organ of the State, as well as in any school of whatever degree.
All offices of the State shall answer any applicant, orally and in writing, in the language of his application, whether Hebrew or Arabic.
All offices of the State shall answer any applicant, orally and in writing, in the language of his application, whether Hebrew or Arabic.
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3. Cultural autonomy
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'''3. Cultural autonomy'''
1. The Jewish and the Arab ethno-communities1 shall be recognized as autonomous public bodies of equal status before the law. Should the Christian Arabs, or any other group of citizens reasonably justified in claiming autonomy,
1. The Jewish and the Arab ethno-communities1 shall be recognized as autonomous public bodies of equal status before the law. Should the Christian Arabs, or any other group of citizens reasonably justified in claiming autonomy,
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Each ethno-community shall elect its National Diet with the right to issued ordinances and levy taxes within the limits of its autonomy, and so to appoint, a national executive responsible before the Diet.
Each ethno-community shall elect its National Diet with the right to issued ordinances and levy taxes within the limits of its autonomy, and so to appoint, a national executive responsible before the Diet.
A permanent Minister of Cabinet rank, independent of all parties, shall represent each ethno-community in the country’s government.
A permanent Minister of Cabinet rank, independent of all parties, shall represent each ethno-community in the country’s government.
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4. THE HOLY PLACES
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'''4. THE HOLY PLACES'''
The relevant areas within the Old City of Jerusalem, to be delimited under the authority of the League of Nations, shall enjoy the same measure of extraterritoriality as that universally recognized in the case of embassies.
The relevant areas within the Old City of Jerusalem, to be delimited under the authority of the League of Nations, shall enjoy the same measure of extraterritoriality as that universally recognized in the case of embassies.
Each of these areas shall constitute a municipality under a council appointed by agreement between the ecclesiastic authorities concerned.
Each of these areas shall constitute a municipality under a council appointed by agreement between the ecclesiastic authorities concerned.
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A similar régime shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to other holy sites within the country.
A similar régime shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to other holy sites within the country.
Except in war, pilgrim permits of sufficient duration shall be freely granted to nationals of any State: subject only to genuine requirements of hygiene, traffic and public safety, and provided any paupers among the pilgrims shall be maintained, and in due course repatriated, at the expense of the respective ecclesiastic authority.
Except in war, pilgrim permits of sufficient duration shall be freely granted to nationals of any State: subject only to genuine requirements of hygiene, traffic and public safety, and provided any paupers among the pilgrims shall be maintained, and in due course repatriated, at the expense of the respective ecclesiastic authority.
A delegate of the League of Nations, with the status of Ambassador, shall be appointed to represent the interests concerned.
A delegate of the League of Nations, with the status of Ambassador, shall be appointed to represent the interests concerned.
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5. Land
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'''5. Land'''
A Palestine Land Court shall be formed including, among other members, judges and agricultural experts belonging to both ethno-communities.
A Palestine Land Court shall be formed including, among other members, judges and agricultural experts belonging to both ethno-communities.

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