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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

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

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867N.01/837: Telegram
     The Conmul at Geneva (Everett) to the Secretary of State
                                   GENEVA, August 5, 1937-noon.
                                 [Received August 5-11: 59 a. m.]
  252. Department's telegram 124, August 3, 5 p.m. I have now been
given an opportunity in strict confidence to examine the provisional
minutes of the meeting in which the question of consultation with the
United States was discussed. I believe that paragraph 2 of my 251,
August 3, 4 p.m., summarizes accurately the substance of that discus-
sion. Gore is not recorded as having used the expression "to get Wash-
ington's consent for any change in the mandate". He used the expres-
sion "confer with the United States Government". I can discover
statement or allusion to the effect that agreement between the United
States, Great Britain and the League on some solution would bring both
Jews and Arabs around to the plan. Although the provisional min-
utes may not always record every remark made it seems probable in
this instance that Streit drew that inference himself or from his
  As regards Gore's remarks on the juridical status of the United
States with respect to the mandate as reported in my telegram under
reference, he said in addition that he believed it to be an historical fact
that the Palestine Mandate was actually conferred not by the Principal
Allied and Associated Powers but by the Principal Allied Powers
  Full text by mail.
867N.01/840: Telegram
  The Charge in Irag (Satterthwaite) to the Secretary of State
                                  BAGHDAD, August 6,1937-1 p. m.
                                  [Received August 6-6: 18 a. in.]
  22. My 18, July 13, 1 p. M.33 The Foreign Minister yesterday
outlined to me plan of his Government for the solution of the Pales-
tine problem which he will present to the League personally in Sep-
tember. Plan involves formation of an independent state with a
constitution similar to that of Iraq, limitation of Jews to a minority
of 30 per cent and an alliance with Great Britain and Iraq. Full
report by mail.
" Not printed.

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