San Remo Resolution of 1920

The San Remo Conference was an international meeting held following the conclusion of World War I that determined the precise boundaries for territories captured by the Allied Powers.

It also marked the beginning of the British Mandate over the state of Israel then known as Palestine.

The conference, attended by Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan- with the United States as a neutral observer, was held in San Remo, Italy, in April 1920.

The conference was a continuation of a previous meeting between the Allied Powers in London in February 1920, where it was decided, among other things, to put Palestine under British Mandatory rule.

At San Remo, the Principal Allied Powers confirmed the pledge contained in the Balfour Declaration concerning the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.

The Conference was also attended by Chaim Weizmann, Nahum Sokolow, and Herbert Samuel, who presented a memorandum to the British delegation on the final settlement in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The article concerning Palestine was debated on April 24 and the next day, April 25, it was finally resolved to incorporate the Balfour Declaration in Britain's mandate in Palestine.

Britain was made responsible “for putting into effect the declaration made on the 8th November 1917 by the British Government and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people; it is being clearly understood that nothing should be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

The San Remo Resolution was celebrated by mass rallies throughout the Jewish world.

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