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The Peel Commission in Palestine, 1936–1937

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The nature of the Peel Commission was contradictory. On the one hand, the very structure of the Commission emphasized its consultative nature. Unlike past investigative commissions to Palestine, the ... More


The Demise of Partition, 1937–1939

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The history of partition’s fall from governmental grace, which unfolded between the release of the Peel Report and the issuing of the May 1939 White Paper, points to the multitude of forces acting on ... More


A Judgement of Solomon

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of King Abdullah of the Arab Revolt in Palestine in 1936. The Peel Commission recognized that the British Mandate for Palestine was unworkable because the aspirations ... More


Negotiating Partition, 1936–1937

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Peel Commission Report conceals within its confident espousal of partition a struggle over the definitions of Palestine, the Jewish National Home, Arab nationalism, and British obligations under ... More


The Palestine Revolt and Stalled Citizenship

Lauren Banko

in The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415507
eISBN:
9781474427074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415507.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter chronicles the changes to the various meanings of citizenship and civic identity during the three years of the Palestinian Arab Revolt. Effectively, citizenship claims became rather ... More


Partition Redux, 1939–1948

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Partition survived the war and reemerged in the United Nations plan of 1947. In part, this post-war revival was possible because partition had continued to be a tool that appealed to British ... More


Before Peel: Territorial Solutions to the Palestine Problem, 1929–1936

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Peel partition plan’s deep roots suggest that the study of decolonization in Palestine, and undoubtedly in other parts of the British Empire, would benefit from a broader chronological field. ... More


The Partition Solution

Laura Robson

in States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292154
eISBN:
9780520965669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292154.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter looks at the emergence of proposals to partition Palestine into a separate Arab and Jewish states. It argues that partition, far from representing a last-ditch effort to solve the ... More


When Internationalism Stopped Working

Susan Pedersen

in The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199570485
eISBN:
9780191773709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570485.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

No territory was more central to the mandates system than Palestine. Britain had always insisted that its Palestine policy be approved in Geneva, and went to some lengths to secure international ... More


Unity Ends

Hillel Cohen and Haim Watzman

in Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252219
eISBN:
9780520933989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252219.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Peel Commission commenced its work in November 1936. Its members traveled through the country, heard testimony from both sides, and could see that the British administration had reasserted ... More


Statehood and Statelessness

Fredrik Meiton

in Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295889
eISBN:
9780520968486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295889.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 7 follows the role of the grid in the emergence of partition as the preferred solution to the Palestine question. The deliberations over partition re-actualized the question of borders, ... More


Conclusion – The End of the Experiment: Discourses on Citizenship at the Close of the Mandate

Lauren Banko

in The Invention of Palestinian Citizenship, 1918-1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415507
eISBN:
9781474427074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415507.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter offers further insight on citizenship in Palestine after 1939 and until the end of the mandate in 1948, and the changing levels of the Arabs' political subjectivity. The differences ... More


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