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On Thursday the 17th Samuel formally objected to the Transjordan arrangement, but Churchill overruled him - Abdullah's reign there, encouraged and controlled by Britain, was essential to the broad plan decided on.
Instead, the land not occupied by Israel was taken over by two countries: the West Bank and half of Jerusalem went to Transjordan and the Gaza strip to Egypt.
This study investigates the distribution of personal names from the Land of Israel and Transjordan during the Iron II period--from the tenth century until the destruction of the First Temple in 586.
Instead, Bernadotte proposed to cede the residual area to Transjordan.
With the establishment of Transjordan in 1922, the British prohibited Jewish settlement there.
It explains, perhaps, how Faisal and Abdullah ended up on their respective thrones, in Iraq and Transjordan, but it does not explain why "Iraq" or "Transjordan" became states in the first place.
THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN was the successor to Transjordan, an artificial Arab territory consisting almost entirely of desert east of the River Jordan, which was created out of the old Turkish Empire in 1921, ruled by the formidable Bedouin Emir of Transjordan, Abdullah ibn Hussein, and administered by the British under mandate from the League of Nations until 1946.
The Hagrites, a tribe that traced their ancestry back to Hagar, the Egyptian concubine of Abraham, (18) had migrated to northern Transjordan where they were defeated by the Reubenites in the days of King Saul (1 Chr 5:10).
Many Zionists were incensed by a ruling that Jewish immigration would not be permitted in Transjordan.
This resulted in Israel occupying the whole of the West Bank and Gaza and the whole of the divided Jerusalem, divided in 1948 because the TransJordan Arab Legion, financed and trained by the UK, fought for TransJordan.
It covers political activities, social structures, religious beliefs, and culture of the Aramaeans, who interacted with Mesopotamia in the east, Phoenicia in the west, and Israel, Judah, and the states of Transjordan to the south.
Recent History: during World War I the Arabs of Transjordan and Palestine rebelled against the Turkish rulers, who were allies with Germany.
After World War I, Britain, in effective control of Egypt and the Gulf since the turn of the century, gained control over Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq through a mandate granted by the League of Nations.