1939 in Mandatory Palestine
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|1939 in the British Mandate of Palestine|
Events in the year 1939 in the British Mandate of Palestine.
- High Commissioner - Sir Harold MacMichael
- Emir of Transjordan - Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
- Prime Minister of Transjordan - Tawfik Abu al-Huda
- 7 February – 17 March — The London Conference at St. James's Palace is held in an attempt to resolve the future of the British Mandate over Palestine. The conference ends without making any progress.
- 27 February - 38 Arab Palestinians killed and 44 injured when a number of bombs exploded across the country during the morning.
- 2 March - The first broadcast of the underground radio station of the Irgun "Kol Tsion HaLokhemet".
- 27 March - Abdul Rahim al Hajj Mohammed, a Palestinian leader was ambushed and killed by the British Army.
- 2 May - The founding of the kibbutz Dahlia
- 3 May - The founding of the kibbutz Dafna
- 4 May - The founding of the kibbutz Dan
- 8 May - The founding of the kibbutz Sde Eliyahu
- 17 May - The British government issues the White Paper of 1939, following the failure of the London Conference and the continued Arab revolt, which abandons the idea of partitioning, sharply restricts Jewish immigration into Palestine and places severe restrictions on the rights of Jews to buy land from Arabs.
- 23 May - The founding of the kibbutz Mahanayim
- 23 May - The founding of the moshav Shadmot Dvora
- 23 May - The founding of the kibbutz HaZore'im
- 23 May - The founding of the kibbutz Kfar Glikson
- 28 May - The founding of the moshav Mishmar HaYam
- 23 June - The founding of the kibbutz Hamadia
- 26 June - The founding of the moshav Kfar Netter
- 12 July - The founding of the kibbutz Negba
- 13 August - The founding of the kibbutz Gesher
- 29 October - The founding of the kibbutz Amir
- The founding of the kibbutz Beit Oren
- The founding of the kibbutz Afek
- The founding of the moshav Kfar Warburg
- 3 January - Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter
- 12 February - Yael Dayan, Israeli politician and author
- 4 May - Amos Oz, Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist
- 22 June - Ada Yonath, Israeli crystallographer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- 8 July - Abdelhamid Sharaf, former Jordanian Prime Minister (died 1980)
- 22 July - Gila Almagor, Israeli actress and author
- 9 September - Reuven Rivlin, Israeli politician. Currently serving as a speaker of the Knesset
- 24 September - Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist and media personality
- 10 November – Sakher Habash, Palestinian Arab politician, a leader of the Fatah movement (died 2009)
- 28 December - Yehoram Gaon, Israeli singer and actor
- Full date unknown
- Kayyali, Abdul-Wahhab Said (no date) Palestine. A Modern History Croom Helm. ISBN 086199-007-2. P.221. Quoting a memo to the Colonial Secretary.
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