The Peel Commission, 1936–1937
November 11 2021
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Highlight | A few weeks after the outbreak of a general strike on April 19, 1936, the British government set up an official commission of inquiry under Lord Peel. It arrived in Jerusalem on November 11, 1936, and began its inquiries, which resulted in a report published by the government on July 7, 1937. The report included a recommendation that Palestine be partitioned into two states, an Arab state to be annexed to Trans-Jordan, and a Jewish state that would be open to Jewish immigration. Parts of Palestine that were of religious or strategic importance would remain initially under the control of the British mandate, and the mandate would be replaced by treaties between Britain and the two new states.

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