Zionism and British imperialism II: Imperial financing in Palestine

  title={Zionism and British imperialism II: Imperial financing in Palestine},
  author={M. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Israeli History},
  pages={115 - 139}
  • M. Cohen
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Israeli History
Britain honored its international commitment under the Balfour Declaration for the duration of the 1920s in order to retain control of Palestine – a strategic buffer to the Suez Canal. The import of Jewish capital and revenues from Zionist enterprise and commerce in Palestine enabled it to do so. Not only was Britain able to administer Palestine at a minimal cost to the British taxpayer, but it also used Zionist-generated capital to finance its own imperial projects in the region: the… Expand
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