by: Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights

The San Remo Conference of 1920 was built upon a series of events which occurred before, during and immediately after World War One, and which are summarized below:

The adoption of a legal mechanism for the dispossession of Turkey of their formerly held lands in the Middle East.

This sequence of events led to the San Remo Conference (April, 1920) where the map of the Middle East was redrawn, and a major Resolution was adopted by the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Japan), with the United States acting as an observer[*]:

[*] The United States was not a member, hence had no voting power. It did endorse the Mandate for Palestine. As Eli E. Hertz writes:

On June 30, 1922, a joint resolution of both Houses of Congress of the United States unanimously endorsed the "Mandate for Palestine," confirming the irrevocable right of Jews to settle in the area of Palestine — anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. [... On September 21, 1922, the then President Warren G. Harding signed the joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish National Home in Palestine.

This article was produced by Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights (CILR). Contact them at It appeared on the Israel Unity Coalition (UCI) website August 10th, 2011, and is archived at

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