Palestine in Interwar Period: Between Internationalization and Revolution (1918-1939)takes a comprehensive look at the political, social, and cultural climate that prevailed in Palestine during the turbulent years that followed the end of World War Ones. Topics coveredcomprise : political climate, society, culture, and economics. The book delves into the history of Palestine during the time between the wars (1918–1939). This book traces the development of this impact along with the evolution of colonial powers' support for the Zionist movement, the Balfour Declaration and the Sykes-Picot Secret Agreement, the Peel Commission, the White Papers, the rise of Palestinian nationalism, the Palestinian revolution, and the internationalization of the question of Palestine. This is accomplished through a thoughtful and careful examination and analysis of both primary and secondary sources. This book provides readers with a nuanced understanding of the complex forces that were at work in the region during this time. Additionally, this book sheds light on the contemporary relevance of the Palestine question. The reader will also the historical context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Labeeb Ahmed Bsoul is professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khalifa University since the start of the 2009–present period.
Chapter One: Balfour Declaration and Colonial Strategy: Land Transfer and Judaization Policy
Chapter Two: Internationally Deciding Palestine's and its Arab Inhabitants' Fate
Chapter Three: The Arab Revolution and the First Partition Plan (1936-1937)
Chapter Four: The White Paper and Reviving of the Revolt, 1937–1939
“The existing literature on Palestine under British rule largely omits what was done by the Arab public in Palestine to keep their state from being taken from them. Labeeb Bsoul gives a chilling account of the desperate resistance the Arabs of Palestine mounted against Britain in the 1920s and 1930s, and the lengths to which Britain went to put the Arabs down.”