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According to Wikipedia the UK was not part of the committee that drafted that plan, and abstained in the vote at the UN Assembly. However, Britain had been pushing for the return of the European Jews to Palestine since the min-1800's, and encouraged Jewish migration after the British Mandate of Palestine was established.

I suppose it's hard to attribute what the British Empire wanted so I shouldn't have said that.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 06:57:01 AM EST
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