The British Foreign Office was able to recognize the economic promise that would be Israel. This magazine column sums up a report on British Palestine submitted to the British Government by High Commissioner Sir Herbert Samuel concerning the Jewish population growth in the region, as well as the establishment of schools and businesses.
"It is especially interesting as reflecting the development of Palestine as the future home of the Jewish race. The High Commissioner points out that the country, if properly developed, ought to experience a future far more prosperous than it enjoyed before the war".
The High Commissioner could not have been more correct in his assessment; click here to read an article written eleven years later about that economic juggernaut called British Palestine.