The Palestine Factor in Anglo-American Post-War Middle Eastern Policy, 1945–48

  • Simon A. Waldman
Part of the Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World book series (SCCCW)


On one of the coldest days ever recorded in British history, 25 February 1947, in a month which saw minus degree temperatures, just 17 hours of sunlight and the freezing over of the River Thames, the British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told parliament, ‘The course of events has led His Majesty’s Government to decide that the problem of Palestine must be referred to the United Nations… The Mandatory Power cannot go on for ever.’1


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  • Simon A. Waldman
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  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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