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Transjordan

or

Transjordania:

see JordanJordan,
officially Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 5,760,000), 35,637 sq mi (92,300 sq km), SW Asia. It borders on Israel and the West Bank in the west, on Syria in the north, on Iraq in the northeast, and on Saudi Arabia in the east and south.
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Compensating for that disappointment it was only fair that the Jewish Home area include at least the westernmost strip of the Transjordan territory, where in fact the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh "first pitched their tents and pastured their flocks.
The fact is that Golda Meir (later the Israeli Prime Minister) and other Zionist officials conducted secret negotiations with King Abdullah of Transjordan (renamed Jordan) before and after the passage of the UN resolution.
Fun fact: the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government notes that the British Mandate of Transjordan technically ended a few days later on June 17th, 1946.
The two junior diplomats, Mark Sykes on behalf of Britain and Francois George-Picot for France, divided the Arab lands into two spheres of influence: Area A for France, including Syria and Lebanon and Area B for Britain including Iraq, Transjordan and Palestine.
The collection of ancient inscriptions from the Land of Israel and the kingdoms of Transjordan from the period of the First Temple, prepared by Ahitu, includes a list of all the names in the inscriptions (2008: 474-88, 502-4).
For the Hashemites, the duplicity of Sykes-Picot was only partly assuaged by the British setting up kingdoms for them in Transjordan and Syria.
At the same time, we are witnessing the dissolution of the old Middle East created by France and Britain after World War I, when Europe's two colonial powers established mandates in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan and Iraq.
The boundaries he proposed reflected the status quo of the frontlines as of July, with Jerusalem in the first version allotted to Transjordan and in the second placed under UN auspices.
His efforts to achieve internal security and a national unity won the newly established Transjordan recognition from Great Britain in 1923.
In a cynical betrayal of their declared aim ("national self-determination") the French took hold of Syria (including Lebanon), while the British took possession of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq.