UN Partition Resolution

Following on the British determination to end the Palestine Mandate, and the deliberation of the UN Special Committee on Palestine, the UN General Assembly [G.A. Resolution 181 (II)]  recommends partitioning of the Mandate into separate Jewish and Arab States, with Jerusalem to be placed under an international regime.  The resolution requested that the Security Council act on the recommendation, but no action was taken.  Although the Jews accepted the proposal, it was rejected by the Arabs.  Fighting among the local population remains prevalent through the founding of the State of Israel.

Map of Proposed Partition