Securing Zion? Policing in British Palestine, 1917–39

  title={Securing Zion? Policing in British Palestine, 1917–39},
  author={J. Knight},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europ{\'e}enne d'histoire},
  pages={523 - 543}
  • J. Knight
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
The British period in Palestine (1917–48) was fundamentally shaped by the commitment to promote the Jewish National Home (JNH) as originally stated in the Balfour Declaration (1917). The extent that that commitment shaped public-security policy in Palestine is examined in this article. While the need to reduce costs and the desire for a civilian (rather than military) force also shaped policy, the government's JNH policy was the key determinant in public-security policy in Palestine. It meant… Expand
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