Response to the UN Partition Plan
The Arab League rejected the 1947 UN Partition Plan, which proposed the division of British-mandate Palestine into two independent states—one Jewish and one Arab. The League argued that the plan would deny the Palestinians their right to self-determination and statehood.
The League also argued that the plan would inherently lead to the oppression of Palestinians and the displacement of Arab citizens living in Palestine, who would be unable to obtain citizenship in either of the newly formed states.
Despite the Arab League's opposition to the UN Partition Plan, it has since played an important role in negotiating and mediating peace between the Palestinians and Israel.