Boundaries delimitation: Palestine and Trans‐Jordan

  title={Boundaries delimitation: Palestine and Trans‐Jordan},
  author={Yitzhak Gil‐Har},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={68 - 81}
Palestine and Trans-Jordan emerged as modern states; this was in consequence of British war commitments to its allies during the First World War. Sir Mark Sykes, a senior Foreign Office official, together with George Picot, a French diplomat, set out in May 1917, to discuss matters with Sherif Hussein of Mecca, in order to co-ordinate the Sykes-Picot Agreement of May 1916,1 with the British commitments made previously to the Arabs.2 Lloyd George, the British Prime Minister, instructed Sir Mark… 

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