In the center of it all

Marking 70 years since the vote that changed history on November 29, 1947

By DAVID GEFFEN
November 22, 2017 16:24
Jews celebrate in the streets of Tel Aviv moments after the United Nations voted November 29, 1948.

Jews celebrate in the streets of Tel Aviv moments after the United Nations voted on November 29, 1947, to partition Palestine which paved the way for the creation of the State of Israel on May 15, 1948.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming the right of the Jewish people for a state in their historic homeland. As we mark the 70th anniversary of that watershed event in Jewish history, it is important and instructive to understand some of the process and historical context that led to the announcement that day, as well as the emotions it unleashed for those who experienced it first hand.

On January 4, 1946, in the tumultuous wake of World War II, the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry was founded in Washington DC with American and British members.

Read More...

Related Content