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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on Palestine., Aug 1946 - Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/46A-B

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Correspondents include: Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] (3); Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; Clement Attlee; John Addis [Junior Private Secretary to Attlee]; Major Henry Legge-Bourke; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); Marcus Sieff (8); James de Rothschild; Duncan Sandys; Walter Elliot (2); Leo Amery (4); Samuel Segal; William Mathieson [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Chaim Weizmann, President of Israel; Sir Waldron Smithers; Eliahu Elath [Minister of Israel to the United Kingdom] on a declaration by Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany] on Germany and the Jewish people. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; CSC.Subjects covered by the file include: partition; illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine; discussion of Palestine at the United Nations; the actions of the Arab Legion; the role of King [of Transjordan, later Jordan] Abdullah [ibn Hussein]; British recognition of the state of Israel; RAF activity; the position of Christian Arabs; resettlement of Palestinian Arab refugees; developing Anglo-Israeli relations; United States policy and the prevention of the spread of communism in the Middle East; oil supplies; Israel's productive capacity.Also includes copies of: a Conservative Consultative Committee memorandum by Colonel Oliver Stanley; reports by Sieff on Israel; details of a clash between the RAF and the Israeli air force; a press cutting; extract from a letter from Major-General Glubb Pasha; report of the United Nations ad hoc Committee; maps of Palestine showing partition and Jerusalem; Hansard (26 January 1949).


  • Creation: Aug 1946 - Oct 1951

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