The British Government undertakes to assist the Arabs of Mesopotamia, Transjordania and Arabia to attain their independence, in return for which King Hussein of Hedjaz accepts the “special position” of Great Britain in Mesopotamia, Transjordania and Palestine, obligating himself to aid Britain in the fulfillment of her commitments there. This is the essence of the treaty negotiated between Great Britain and King Hussein, of Hedjaz, fatner of King Faisal of Mesopotamia, and of Emir Abdullah of Transjordania. The treaty is officially published here today.
With regard to Palestine, paragraph two of the Treaty declares England had obligated herself not to violate the “civil and religious rights” of the Arab population. There is no mention of independence for the inhabitants of the country where Great Britain has undertaken to aid in the erection of the Jewish National Home.
The treaty provides also that if part or all of these Arab governments desire to create an economic alliance or a political confederation Great Britain is bound to assist in the achievement of these objects.
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