Event: White Paper (Churchill) of 1922 Is Published

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Due to disturbances in Palestine, Winston Churchill, then-Secretary of State for the Colonies, publishes a White Paper detailing the British understanding of the Balfour Declaration. It states that the Declaration does not contemplate that Palestine "as a whole" should be converted into a Jewish National Home, but that such a Home should be founded "in Palestine." However, it affirms that Jews are in Palestine "as of right and not on the sufferance" and explains that the British commitment to the Jewish national home entails that the Jewish community in Palestine should be able to increase its numbers by immigration.

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1922/6/3
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1922/06/03
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