Following the British cession of Palestine to the Kingdom of Transjordan, Palestine forms an autonomous region under the sovereignty of King Abdullah. As the king's sovereignty now extends over both banks of the Jordan river, it has been decided that the country should be renamed. The Kingdom is hereby officially renamed Al-Mamlakah al-Urdunniyyah al-Hâsimiyyah
in Arabic, or the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in English.
The territory of the Hashemite Kingdom encompasses the entire former British Mandate territory of Palestine:
((Image shows the territory when it was under League of Nations mandate))
The Kingdom's previous territory will still be known as Transjordan, and will continue to be ruled by the King and the Parliament of the Hashemite Kingdom. However, in accord with the Anglo-Jordanian agreement on Palestine, the national Parliament's authority in the region of Palestine will be limited, and a seperate regional Parliament of Palestine will be elected to govern the region in concert with the King. The Parliament of Palestine will be assembled according to quotas agreed to by the United Kingdom and the Hashemite Kingdom at the Nicosia Conference.
The Palestinian Parliament, composed of Jews and Arabs, will determine appropriate regulations and accomodations for Jewish immigration. It is the policy of the Hashemite Kingdom that rather than any seperate Jewish state, the Jewish national homeland will exist within the greater Arab state of Jordan, and will in no way prejudice the rights and dignities of the Arab citizens of the Kingdom. The Hashemite Kingdom is committed to the continued advocacy and defense of our Arab brethren, and is also committed to the peaceful integration of the Jewish people into the greater Jordanian, Semitic, and Middle Eastern society.
We hope that all of our friends and allies will promptly recognize the change of name to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.