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The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement Jan. 3 1919

The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement Jan. 3 1919

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3 January 1919
His Royal Highness the Amir FAISAL, representing and acting on behalf of the ArabKingdom of HEJAZ, and Dr. CHAIM WEIZMANN, representing and acting on behalf of theZionist Organisation, mindful of the racial kindship and ancient bonds existingbetween the Arabs and the Jewish people, and realising that the surest means ofworking out the consummation of their national aspirations, is through the closestpossible, collaboration in the development of the Arab State and Palestine, andbeing desirous further of confirming the good understanding which exists betweenthem, have agreed upon the following Articles:Article IThe Arab State and Palestine in all their relations and undertakings shall becontrolled by the most cordial goodwill and understanding and to this end Arab andJewish duly accredited agents shall be established and maintained in theirrespective territories.Article IIImmediately following the completion of the deliberations of the Peace Conference,the definite boundaries between the Arab State and Palestine shall be determined bya Commission to be agreed upon by the parties hereto.Article IIIIn the establishment of the Constitution and Administration of Palestine all suchmeasures shall be adopted as will afford the fullest guarantees for carrying intoeffect the British Government's Declaration of the 2nd of November, 1917.Article IVAll necessary measures shall be taken to encourage and stimulate immigration ofJews into Palestine on a large scale, and as quickly as possible to settle Jewishimmigrants upon the land through closer settlement and intensive cultivation of thesoil. In taking such measures the Arab peasant and tenant farmers shall beprotected in their rights, and shall be assisted in forwarding their economicdevelopment.Article VNo regulation nor law shall be made prohibiting or interfering in any way with thefree exercise of religion; and further the free exercise and enjoyment of religiousprofession and worship without discrimination or preference shall for ever beallowed. No religious test shall ever be required for the exercise of civil orpolitical rights.Article VIThe Mohammedan Holy Places shall be under Mohammedan control.Article VIIThe Zionist Organisation proposes to send to Palestine a Commission of experts tomake a survey of the economic possibilities of the country, and to report upon thebest means for its development. The Zionist Organisation will place theaforementioned Commission at the disposal of the Arab State for the purpose of asurvey of the economic possibilities of the Arab State and to report upon the bestmeans for its development. The Zionist Organisation will use its best efforts toassist the Arab State in providing the means for developing the natural resourcesand economic possibilities thereof.

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