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The purpose of this page is to discuss the Hussein McMahon correspondence and its effect on the Middle East.

"The McMahon-Hussein Agreement of October 1915 was accepted by Palestinians as a promise by the British that after World War One, land previously held by the Turks would be returned to the Arab nationals who lived in that land. The McMahon-Hussein Agreement was to greatly complicate Middle East history and seemed to directly clash with the Balfour Declaration of 1917."

The McMahon Agreement  (WWW.HISTORYLEARNINGSITE.CO.UK)  (2014/0816)

This correspondence explains a great deal of the tension in the Middle East as the Arabs felt betrayed by the British.


McMahon–Hussein Correspondence  (HTTPS://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)  (2014/0816)

I found this page to be biased and not believeable.  There seems to be a predisposition to downplaying the significance of this agreement.

The Hussein-McMahon Correspondence  (WWW.JEWISHVIRTUALLIBRARY.ORG)  (2014/0816)

The Hussein-McMahon Correspondence  (WWW.JEWISHVIRTUALLIBRARY.ORG)  (2014/0816)

I need to research this further.  Specifically, I need to find other translations of these ten (10) letters to verify the accuracy of the translation.  Since the legality of the claims could very easily hinge on a single word, it is important to understand exactly what was said.

Husayn-McMahon correspondence  (WWW.BRITANNICA.COM)  (2014/0816)

This page helps to clear up some of the confusion.  It appears that Britain was dealing deceptively with the Arabs while at the same time making contradictory deals with the French and the Zionists.

The McMahon Agreement  (WWW.HISTORYLEARNINGSITE.CO.UK)  (2014/0816)

What Was the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence?  (HTTP://ISRAELIPALESTINIAN.PROCON.ORG)  (2014/0816)

Modern History Sourcebook: Sir Henry McMahon: Letter to Ali ibn Husain, 1915  (WWW.FORDHAM.EDU)  (2014/0816)

What is the McMahon-Hussein Correspondence?  (WWW.CJPMO.ORG)  (2014/0816)

I found this page provides a bit more clarity to the topic.

Report of a Committee  (HTTP://UNISPAL.UN.ORG)  (2014/0816)