Members of the public looking for BBC produced information concerning the 1947 Partition Plan will find a mixed bag of results.
The content available online is untagged and hence does not appear in one place or in chronological order of publication. Members of the public might therefore encounter backgrounders in which no mention is made of the fact that the Partition Plan was rejected by the Arab states and the ‘Higher Arab Committee’ – and thus rendered irrelevant – or that violence ensued.
For example, a backgrounder dating from 1997 states:
“The Palestine partition plan was approved by the United Nations in its 128th plenary session November 29, 1947. This is the official text of the resolution which divided Palestine and created one Jewish and one Arab state.
The resolution was approved by the general assembly – 33 votes in favour, 13 votes against, with 10 abstentions.”
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