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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

Palestine,   pp. 881-922 PDF (15.0 MB)


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PALESTINE
INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES IN BRITISH PROPOSALS FOR THE
     PARTITION OF PALESTINE BETWEEN ARABS AND JEWS'
867N.00/450b: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Amrba88ador in T'urkey (MacMurray)
                               WASHINGTON, April 27, 1937-6 p. m.
  26. Deep concern is felt in important Jewish circles in this country
over recommendations believed to be contained in the Report of the
Royal Commission of Inquiry2 into the recent disorders in Palestine.
It is feared that the Report will recommend a complete cessation of
Jewish immigration into Palestine or some sort of cantonization of
the country. The view has been expressed that a prosperous National
Home for the Jews in Palestine will serve as a stabilizing factor in
the region of the Eastern Mediterranean and that it would therefore
be in the interest of Turkey to give moral support to the development
of the National Home.
  I would appreciate your considered opinion as to whether views in
the above sense would be favorably received by Atatiirk 3 if you were
instructed to seek an audience for that purpose.
                                                            HULL
86ON.00/450a: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Ambas~ador in the United Kingdom
                           (Bingham)
                              WASHINGTON, April 27, 1937-4 p. m.
  155. Personal for the Ambassador. Important Jewish groups in
this country are perturbed over rumors that in the forthcoming report
to be made by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Palestine
situation it will be recommended either that Jewish immigration into
Palestine entirely cease or else that some system of Arab and Jewish
cantons be established.
1F or previous correspondence, see Foreign Relation8, 1936, vol. In, pp.
434 ff.
2For the appointment of this Commission and its objectives, see despatch
No.
2404, July 31, 1936, from the Ambassador in the United Kingdom, ibid., p.
445.
'Kemal Atattirk, President of Turkey.
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