U.S. Approval of Palestine Partition

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UNSCOP releases report

08/31/1947

Majority Report: British end mandate immediately and partition Palestine

NSC begins review Palestine Policy

11/24/1947

Review to determine the repercussions of UN discussion and potential security interests of united states

UN approves Partition Plan

11/29/1947

Early Draft of review

12/17/1947

"situation in Palestine had already deteriorated"... in response to Partition Resolution of 11/29

Truman enforces no troops will be sent press conference

01/15/1948

Anti-Partition drivers meet

01/24/1948

Dean Rusk, Loy Henderson, Gordon Merriam, Fraser Wilkins meet to discuss issue, determine that it only works if it is "just and workable" which it is not.

George Kennan submits to Robert A Lovett counsel

01/28/1948

This states america should take no further initiative in implementing or aiding partition (approved by Loy Henderson Director of NEA and Henry F. Grady ambassador to India)

NSC concludes study

02/17/1948

Conclusions on page 7

Pressure on Truman from administration to retreat from Partition

03/01/1948 - 03/31/1948

Pressure because they would attempt to declare state on May 15th

Clark Clifford memo supports partition

03/06/1948

Prez 'approves' draft... ha

03/08/1948

SoS Marshall tells Austin that prez approves retreat from partition

03/08/1948

General Marshall tells Austin to make statement ASAP

03/16/1948

Prez reassures Weizmann for support of partition

03/18/1948

Austin's Speech to UN

03/19/1948

Prez orders investigation of statement

03/20/1948

British to leave Palestine

05/15/1948