Published on Sep 7, 2013
A historic meeting took place in Aqaba between Chaim Weizmann and Emir Feisal, one of the heads of the Arab rebellion against the Turks, and a British ally. The two leaders discussed cooperation between the Jewish and Arab national movements. After a few meetings they signed "The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement" in the year 1919. The main points of this agreement included an Arab recognition of the Balfour Declaration and an obligation of the Jews to assist in the development of an Arab state. Feisal renounced the agreement after the Arab demand for independence wasn't accepted and the French and British received mandates over the area.
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