Supriya Ghosh

1929 in Mandatory Palestine

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1929 in Mandatory Palestine

Events in the year 1929 in the British Mandate of Palestine.



  • High Commissioner - Sir John Chancellor
  • Emir of Transjordan - Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
  • Prime Minister of Transjordan - Hasan Khalid Abu al-Huda
  • Events

  • 18 February – The founding of the agricultural settlement of Netanya.
  • 23 May – The religious Zionist youth movement Bnei Akiva is founded in Jerusalem.
  • 23 July - The Pro-Wailing Wall Committee is established by Joseph Klausner, Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University, to defend Jewish rights at the Western Wall.
  • 14 August - A 6,000-strong protest meeting in Tel Aviv organised by the World Federation of Hebrew Youth addressed by Revisionists and religious Zionists from Mizrachi adopts four resolutions and calls on the Chief Rabbinate and Klausner's Committee to continue the political struggle for the Western Wall.
  • 14 August - In the evening, Klausner and a Mizrachi representative address a meeting of several thousand at the Yeshrun synagogue in Jerusalem after which the congregation walks to the Western Wall.
  • 15 August (Tisha B'Av) - The Revisionist Zionist youth leader Jeremiah Halpern and three hundred Revisionist youths from the Battalion for the Defence of the Language and Betar march to the Western Wall proclaiming "The Wall is ours". The protesters raise the Zionist flag and sing the Hatikvah.
  • 16 August – Tensions are raised in Jerusalem by a 2,000-strong Muslim counter-demonstration after Friday prayers during which youths chase Jewish worshippers from the Western Wall and burn prayer petitions and books.
  • 17 August – A Jewish youth, Avraham Mizrahi, is killed during a minor dispute and an Arab youth picked at random is stabbed in retaliation.
  • 23 August – 1929 Palestine riots: The 1929 Palestine riots break out following months of tension over the Western Wall, a large violent mob of Arabs, armed with knives, stormed out of the Damascus Gate and attacked the Jewish neighborhoods located outside the gate. 19 Jews are killed, a synagogue and other houses are destroyed and burned.
  • 23–24 August – 1929 Palestine riots: In the 1929 Hebron massacre, Arab rioters massacre 67 Jews and wound 60 others; 435 Jews survive by virtue of the shelter and assistance offered them by their Arab neighbours, who hid them.
  • 29 August – 1929 Palestine riots: The 1929 Safed massacre occur. 18 Jews are killed by Arabs and 80 others wounded. The main Jewish street in Safed is looted and burned.
  • Unknown dates

  • The founding of the agricultural settlement Pardes Hanna by the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association. The settlement is named after Hannah Rothschild, daughter of Nathan Mayer Rothschild.
  • The Zionist Commission renames itself as the Palestine Zionist Executive.
  • Notable births

  • 11 January - Rafael Eitan, eleventh chief of staff of the IDF (died 2004).
  • 11 January - David Maimon, Israeli general, head of the Israel Prison Service (died 2010).
  • 3 March - Mordechai Eliyahu, Israeli rabbi, former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel (died 2010).
  • 31 May - Menahem Golan, Israeli film director and producer.
  • 25 July - Yosef Alon, Israeli pilot, co-founder of the Israeli Air Force (assassinated in the United States in 1973).
  • 4 November - Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, mime, comedian and entertainer (died 1987).
  • 14 December - Shlomo Argov, Israeli diplomat (died 2003)
  • Full date unknown
  • Ibrahim Dakkak, Palestinian Arab civil engineer.
  • References

    1929 in Mandatory Palestine Wikipedia

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