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Title: From Neutrality to Critic of British Mandate Policy: Anglican Women Teachers and the Arab-Jewish Conflict in Palestine, 1936-1948
Other Titles: من المحايدة الى انتقاد الإنتداب البريظاني، المعلمات الانكليكانية والتنازع العربي اليهودي في فلسطين ما بين 1936_1948
Authors: Okkenhaug, Inger-Marie
Keywords: British Mandate Policy
Anglican Women
Arab - Jewish
Palestine
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: University of Balamand
Part of: Chronos
Issue: 6
Start page: 113
End page: 143
Abstract: 
Already in the 1880s the English bishop in Jerusalem defined the Anglican Church's role in the area as that of "peace. maker" between the different religious communities. During the Mandate period the church adopted the same strategy, but because of the increasingly nationalist character of the Palestine society, the challenge during this period was nationalist hostility. With its dual promises to the Arab population on the one hand and the Jews on the other, the British rulers aimed at a policy of neutrality towards and equal treatment of both groups, a policy also adopted by the Bishop in Jerusalem. The schools established in Palestine by the Anglican church played a part in this strategy since their aim was to a create a peaceful, multi-cultural environment and were open to Christian, Muslim as well as Jewish pupils. Tolerance was thus a key word in their work to create small "league of nations" within the school premise.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/6372
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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