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The Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine : Arab politics, 1930-1937

Taggar, Yehuda (1973) The Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine : Arab politics, 1930-1937. PhD thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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This thesis is devoted to the study of the role played by Haj Amin al Husseini in Palestine Arab politics during the period 1930-1937. After a short introduction, the first part of the study will retrace his rise to power. It will describe his background and youth (Chapter 1), his appointment to the office of Mufti of Jerusalem (Chapter 2), his election to the office of President of the Supreme Moslem Council (Chapter 3), and his political activities until 1929 (Chapter 4). The last chapter of the first part will be devoted to an analysis of his character and personality. The second part of the study will be devoted to the examination of the events and happenings which followed the disturbances of 1929 and which laid the basis for all future developments during the 30's, namely the ft Arab Delegation to London in 1930 (Chapter 6), the report of the Shaw Commission (Chapter 7), the Hope-Simpson report and the Passfield White Paper (Chapter 8) and the Prime Minister's letter to Dr. Weizmann (Chapter 9). Chapter 10 will be devoted to the Wailing Wall Commission and its report and Chapter 11 to the Islamic Congress in Jerusalem in 1931. In the third part of this study will be examined the central issues of the Palestinian political life, namely the Lamd problem, immigration and constitutional development, as well as the Development Scheme which was an important issue during the early 30*s (Chapter 12). Also in this part which covers the political developments until 1937 will be examined the disturbances of 1933 (Chapter 13) and the Mufti's relations with the British (Chapter 14). Chapter 15 will dwell on the concept of "Armed Struggle" and the problem of Jewish Arms. The Arab Revolt of 1936 is examined in Part IV. Chapter 16 is devoted to the Mufti's views and activities during the first phase of the

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: © 1973 Yehuda Taggar
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration

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