Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry

As World War II entered its final phase, Great Britain began to consider its options with regard to the Palestine Mandate.  Emerging from the discussions was a proposal to set up a commission of inquiry jointly with the United States.  After considerable diplomatic negotiations1 between the two powers, the establishment of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry was announced in Washington and London on 13 November 1945.  The members of the Committee were announced on 10 Dec 1945.

 

For a detailed review of those negotiations see, Cohen, “The Genesis of the Anglo-American Committee on Palestine, November 1945: A Case Study in the Assertion of American Hegemony”, The Historical Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Mar., 1979), pp. 185-207.