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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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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19 3 7, VOLUME II
867N.01/845a: Telegram
   The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Zurich (Frost)
                           WASHINGTON, August 11, 1937-4 p. m.
  The Department would appreciate any information which you
can discreetly obtain, without consulting American delegates, as -to
position such delegates have taken in World Zionist Congress on ques-
tion of authorizing Zionist Executive to negotiate with British Gov-
ernment ad referendum on Palestine partition scheme.
                                                           HuLL
867N.01/848: Telegram
  The Consul General at Zurich (Frost) to the Secretary of State
                                ZulIicH, August 13, 1937-10 a. m.
                                          [Received 10: 15 a. mi.
  Department's telegram August 11th, 4 p. m. Dr. Stephen S. Wise,
American delegation head and a bitter irreconcilable against partition
of Palestine, led a small American minority against ad referendum
resolution to negotiate with British Government on partition scheme
approved by Zionist Congress August 11th. Majority American dele-
gates supported Louis Lipsky, who favored negotiations. 300 Con-
gress delegates voted for resolution, 158 opposed. Reliably informed
American delegates divided 51 for, 38 against. Divided among the
four groups of American delegates the vote was as follows:
  Group 1, general Zionists, 16 favored and only 5 backed Wise in
opposition;
  Group 2, Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America of
which Mrs. Judith Epstein is President, 14 opposed, 3 favored;
  Group 3, entire Mizrachi, conservative orthodox religious group
consisting of 18 members voted against;
  Group 4, Labor or Socialist Zionists numbering 32 favored.
                                                          FROST
867N.01/860: Telegram
  The Consul General at Jerusalem (Wadsworth) to the Secretary
                            of State
                            JERUSALEM, August 16, 1937-1 p. m.
                                    [Received August 17-9 a. mj.
  The Mufti of Jerusalem during a call which I made him yesterday'
handed me a note on behalf of the Arab Higher Committee based on
its understanding of the reports concerning communications ex-
changed in London between Ambassador Bingham and Mr. Eden with
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