Transjordan was a British protectorate until 1928 until the first Transjordanian treaty was concluded in 1928. Despite that the British still maintained a large military presence, controlled the foreign affairs, and even had partial control of the finances of the kingdom. The eastern part of Transjordan was designed so as to aid the British in building the Mosulâ€“Haifa oil pipeline from their mandate of Iraq through Transjordan to seaports in the Mandatory Palestine.
And this isn't even half of it, I still haven`t even mentioned anything about Lawrence of Arabia, the buffer zones of the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882, the l9l9 Treaty of Friendship, the Long-Berenger and San Remo Oil Agreements, the British white papers and a host of other events that surrounded this issue. But as I said before I`m not going to
The Transjordan memorandum wasn't passed until September 16, 1922. It was specifically passed to exclude the area called "Transjordan" from the provisions regarding Jewish settlement under article 25 of the British Mandate for Palestine. This was done to ease unrest caused by to Arab resentment. (which Britain had also earlier fomented)
Talks of creating a Jewish homeland and discussing its possible boundaries goes back all the way to November 9, 1914 during a British cabinet meeting. There they discussed "the ultimate destiny of Palestine" and discussed the idea with Herbert Samuel. The Palestine mandate of April 24, 1920 determined at the San Remo Convention, encompassed all of modern Palestine, Israel, and Jordan
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(cont) Notice I didn't date it like I did other things. I was trying to simplify the history to fit into the character count.
The fact is in 1916 under the Sykesâ€“Picot Agreement Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising the coastal strip between the sea and River Jordan, Jordan, southern Iraq, and a small area including the ports of Haifa and Acre, to allow access to the Mediterranean.