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1945 in Mandatory Palestine

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1945 in Mandatory Palestine

Events in the year 1945 in the British Mandate of Palestine.



  • High Commissioner - John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort until 5 November; Sir Alan Cunningham
  • Emir of Transjordan - Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
  • Prime Minister of Transjordan - Samir al-Rifai until 19 May; Ibrahim Hashem
  • Events

  • 11 July – The founding of the kibbutz Hukok.
  • 15 July – Jewish holocaust survivors of the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp arrive at Haifa port and are arrested by the British.
  • 31 August – U.S. President Harry Truman issues a statement requesting the British government to admit 100,000 Jewish refugees in Europe into Palestine.
  • 27 September – The Defence Emergency Regulations are enacted by the Mandatory authorities.
  • 2 November Arabs demonstrate against the British
  • 5 November – Sir Alan Cunningham assumes office as the High Commissioner of Palestine.
  • Unknown dates

  • The founding of the kibbutz Gal'ed.
  • Notable births

  • 20 February - Amram Mitzna, Israeli politician and former general, the acting mayor of Yeruham, the former mayor of Haifa
  • 28 March - Ruth Gavison, Israeli jurist
  • 9 April - Adam Baruch, Israeli journalist, writer and art critic (died 2008)
  • 19 April - Yehuda Barkan, Israeli actor, producer, director and screenwriter
  • 21 April - Nadav Levitan, Israeli film director and screenwriter (died 2010)
  • 27 June - Ami Ayalon, Israeli politician and a former member of the Knesset for the Labor Party
  • 31 August – Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor
  • 30 September – Ehud Olmert, 12th Prime Minister of Israel
  • 23 November - Assi Dayan, Israeli film director, actor, screenwriter and producer
  • 31 December - Tuvia Tzafir, Israeli actor and comedian
  • Notable deaths

  • 22 January - Else Lasker-Schüler (born 1869), German-born Palestinian Jewish poet
  • 11 June - Eliyahu Golomb (born 1893), Russian (Belarus)-born leader of the Jewish defense effort in Mandate Palestine and chief architect of the Haganah
  • 20 July - Yohanan Levi (born 1901), German-born Palestinian Jewish Hebrew linguist and historian, specialising in the Second Temple period
  • 11 November - Yehoshua Hankin (born 1864), Russian (Ukraine)-born Zionist activist who was responsible for most of the major land purchases of the World Zionist Organization in Ottoman Palestine
  • References

    1945 in Mandatory Palestine Wikipedia

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