What part of the British Mandate of Palestine was proclaimed as a Jewish national state in 1948?
The areas that were legally purchased by the Jewish National fund and other organizations later became Israel. These were areas of swampland and desert, which were made habitable by the early Jewish immigrants. It contained most of the west coast, from the Negev in the south, to Haifa in the north.
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The modern State of Israel came into existence in 1948. In 1940, the area where Israel predominantly sits (excluding the Golan Heights) was called the British Mandate of Palestine. The Mandate of Palestine was not a country, but a colony of the British Empire. What made a mandate different from a colony was that the British had an obligation to help the people living in the territory to form their own government and facilitate independence…