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Q1: Why doesn't this article include Trans-Jordan in its scope? Why isn't Trans-Jordan shown as part of Mandatory Palestine on the map?
A1: This article is about the British administrative unit in Palestine. There is a separate article covering the entity of the Emirate of Transjordan, and the Mandate legal instrument which acted as the constitution for both of these administrations.
Q2: Wasn't Transjordan severed from Palestine / the Jewish National Home envisaged in the Balfour Declaration? After all, the Palestine mandate was assigned at San Remo in April 1920, and the Transjordan Emirate wasn't established until April 1921?
A2: Numerous discussions on the talk page have concluded that there is no evidence to support the idea that either the Palestine referred to in the Balfour Declaration or the Palestine of the Mandate declared at San Remo included TransJordan. Scholarly sources confirm that borders were not finalised until after the April 1921 establishment of the Hashemite Emirate in 1921. A selection of sources are listed here.
Should we include the fact that Saudi Arabia had a territorial exchange with Jordan, meaning that what was once -for a short period of time- considered Mandatory Palestine, included Saudi Arabian territories? As seen in the picture.Makeandtoss (talk) 02:27, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
No. Because Jordan was never included in Mandatory Palestine. Not even for a short period of time. Oncenawhile (talk) 23:33, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Jordan was 78% of the Palestine Mandate territory as determined by Balfour and ratified by the League of Nation. It was given to the Hashemites in 1922 as a bribe to Arabia for access to their recently discovered oil which Churchill wanted for the British navy. The Arabians expelled the Hashemites as they were the only Arab tribe to side with the British in WW1. Britain was pressured into giving them the greater part of that which was to become the Jewish National Home. But this gift to the Arabs did not satisfy their lust for Jewish land. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:53, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
This is drivel. I suggest you forget everything you think you know about this conflict, as you have been infected with a large dose of poor quality propaganda.
Regarding this question's relevance to this article, please see the FAQ at the top of this page. Oncenawhile (talk) 17:02, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Mandatory Palestine . . . (Hebrew: (פָּלֶשְׂתִּינָה (א"י) Pālēśtīnā (EY), where "EY" indicates "Eretz Yisrael", Land of Israel) . . .
What does this mean? That every time someone says "Palestine" in Hebrew they add "(Land of Israel)" to it? That certainly seems odd. Bataaf van Oranje (talk) 12:06, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
The mandate is almost always regarded in Hebrew as "British Mandate of the Land of Israel" and when being official, they say "Palestine-Eretz Yisrael". You can see this also in currency, revenue stamps and banknotes.--Bolter21(talk to me) 17:03, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
That is about what I wanted to say. During the times of the British mandate, or may we call it occupation?, the official publications used both names together. Debresser (talk) 17:13, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
By the way, there are a few interesting details here. 1. The word "Eretz Israel" was only added in the Hebrew. 2. It was always abbreviated to "E.I." (but in Hebrew). 3. The Hebrew spelling for Palestine was "פלשתינה", instead of the modern "פלסטינה". Debresser (talk) 11:00, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
Also something with the Arabic name. "Mandatory Palestine (Arabic: فلسطين Filasṭīn; Hebrew: פָּלֶשְׂתִּינָה (א"י) Pālēśtīnā (EY), where "EY" indicates "Eretz Yisrael", Land of Israel) " this article is about a political entity and the name of the article, when translated should not lose its meaning. In Arabic its فلسطين الانتدابية not فلسطين, 'Filastin ilintidabiya' instead of 'Filastin' .. I don't know about Hebrew tho. Makeandtoss (talk) 16:42, 24 May 2016 (UTC)