On April 25, 1920 the WWI Allies at San Remo granted to the Jews exclusive political rights to Palestine, but in trust so that the grant of sovereignty would not be antidemocratic. That was because at that time, while the Jews had had a plurality of population in Jerusalem since 1845 and a majority since 1863, in all of Palestine they were only 60,000 out of 600,000. The British policy in the Balfour Declaration was chosen as the guiding principle of the grant. Many had opposed the Balfour policy on the grounds that it would be antidemocratic to place a 10% minority in charge of a country. The British Foreign Office issued a memo agreeing in concept with them, but stating that as to be applied the antidemocratic argument would be imaginary. The mandate had been defined as a trust and guardianship by Article 22 of the League Covenant. And the trust res, the exclusive political rights to Palestine were to be placed in trust, not to vest to the Jews until that had attained a population majority.
With the knowledge that these political rights had been conveyed to the mandatory power or truste, England, in article 95 of the Treaty of Sevres, the Arabs have been trying to take them away from the Jews for the last 92 years. When the Mafia, in the US, attempts to take property from others by threats of violence and actual violence as the Arabs have over this period, we refer to those acts as acts of extortion.
The view that the grant at San Remo could form the basis for a one lawful Jewish majority state in Palestine west of the Jordan River was known to me even before the publication of the Levy Report. But its entrance into the marketplace of ideas was beset with difficulty. It was blocked at a Harvard conference in March 3,4, 2012 and from a UCLA conference on May 15th, 2012. The first conference has been described by Professor Alan Dershowitz of the Harvard Law School as an anti-semitic and anti-Zionist Hatefest. The panel was exclusively for Arab intellectuals such as Sara Makdisi and Post Zionism history revisionists such as Illan Pappe. Tlhe May 15th conference at UCLA was also erroneously labed a debate but was a debate between two extreme Arabs, Reza Asland and Hussein Ibish. This story is told at the following URL: http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2012/06/salubrius-responds-to-eli-hertz-myths.html
Professor Berman at Brown University has been critical of the Levy Report. He said that the consensus was that the Levy Report was wrong, and the views in it had been adopted just by a small minority of lawyers representing special interests. His article in the Israel Times is entitled San Remo in Shilo [sic]. You can find my reply in the following URL: http://israelagainstterror.blogspot.com/2012/08/professor-bermans-mistaken-views-on.html