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Great power discord in Palestine : the Anglo-American committee of inquiry into the problems of European Jewry and Palestine, 1945-1946 /
Amikam Nachmani.
imprint
London, England ; Totowa, N.J. : Frank Cass, 1986.
description
x, 294 p. [8] p. of plates : maps, ports.
ISBN
0714632988
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imprint
London, England ; Totowa, N.J. : Frank Cass, 1986.
isbn
0714632988
general note
Includes index.
Maps on lining papers.
catalogue key
1191096
 
Bibliography: p. [277]-285.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1987-09:
Apparently a little-revised doctoral dissertation, this book examines the formation and deliberations of the Anglo-American Committee that visited refugee camps in Europe and interviewed Jews and Arabs in Palestine during 1945-1946. The committee intended to provide specific recommendations regarding Palestine's future but failed to do so, paving the way ultimately for UN intervention. Excessive in its detail, Nachmani's study is marred by the weakness and contradictory nature of the author's analysis, especially his inability to decide whether the US sought to destroy the Zionist movement or to back it against Great Britain. Nachmani is far too willing to attribute government policy (British or US) to individual reports from the field that may have had no influence on ultimate decisions. Given these defects, the work suffers badly in comparison to two broader studies that cover the subject in much more sophisticated fashion, i.e., Michael J. Cohen's Palestine and the Great Powers, 1945-1948 (CH, Apr '83), and William R. Louis's The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951 (CH, Jan '85). Primarily of use for specialists and graduate students.-C.D. Smith, San Diego State University
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Summaries
Main Description
A reconstruction of the proceedings of the "Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry into the problems of European Jewry and Palestine, 1945 to 1946". This study places the inquiry within the wider context of Anglo-American relations in the Middle East.
Long Description
A reconstruction of the proceedings of the "Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry into the problems of European Jewry and Palestine, 1945 to 1946." This study places the inquiry within the wider context of Anglo-American relations in the Middle East.
Table of Contents
Palestine and the problem of European Jewry, 1945
power rivalry in the Middle East
Britain seeks a policy for Palestine
the AAC takes shape - Britain proposes, America disposes
the ""suffering peoples"" react
the evidence
the public hearings, Washington and London - Texas prevails
Europe - a bird's eye view of misery
the Middle East and Palestine - zeroing in
Lausanne - unanimity first
hanging fire
the report at stake - London and Washington
the end of the report -Anglo-American discussions, June-
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