File Title Palestine: Jewish Paramilitary Organisations
Reference FO 1093/330
Date 1 August 1941 - 12 November 1943
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes A number of documents within this file have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.


A file of documents concerning the organisation and activities of Zionist organisations during the Second World War. Documents in this file include a report on Zionist policy confiscated from David Ben-Gurion, covering the failure to create a Jewish army, British anti-Semitism, and the creation of a Jewish state; a report on the politics of the Zionist movement; multiple reports on the origins, organisation, activities, and finances of illegal Jewish independence organisations, including the Haganah and the Stern Gang; correspondence discussing Jewish refugee migration; a series of memoranda giving updates on the deteriorating situation in Palestine over the course of the war, reporting events such as the theft of guns and ammunition from the British army by the Haganah; a report on the members of the Inner Zionist General Council; a memorandum on the political and economic future of the Middle East; a report on Arabic public opinion in Palestine.

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