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Giving Peace A Chance : A Century of Strife: Influx of Holocaust Survivors

September 14, 1993

* 1933: Hitler's rise to power in Germany leads to an increase in Jewish immigration to Palestine.

* 1936: Arab general strike against British policy.

* 1937: Peel Commission, appointed by the British government to look into the Arab rebel rebellion, recommends division of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state and an enclave--including Jerusalem.

* 1945: Arab League is created.

* 1946: Special U.S.-British inquiry recommends immediate issue of 100,000 immigration certificates for Jewish survivors of the Nazi massacres in Europe.

* 1946-47 Unsuccessful British negotiations with Jews and Arabs.

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