Skip to main content

Franco-British Agreement on Northern Border (Paulet-Newcombe Agreement, 1923)

Paris, France
Stewart F. Newcombe, Britain: Author, N. Paulet, France: Author
An agreement between Britain and France establishing the border between their Mandatory territories of Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria, following the work of a joint boundary commission. It amended the previous agreement from 1920, and left the entirety of the Golan Heights under French control, while the Sea of Galilee was given to Palestine. The logic behind this division was to award the roads to Syria and the water resources to Palestine. This border became known as the Paulet-Newcombe Line, after the two leading members of the boundary commission.