To the gates of Jerusalem : the diaries and papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947
- edited by Norman J.W. Goda, Barbara McDonald Stewart, Severin Hochberg, and Richard Breitman.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press ; Washington, D.C. : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xx, 297 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface A Note on the Editing Acknowledgments Introduction: Palestine from the Balfour Declaration to the Anglo-American Committee
- 1. Washington
- December 13, 1945-January 17,
- 2. London - January 18-February 3,
- 3. Europe
- February 4-28,
- 4. Cairo - March 1-5,
- 5. Jerusalem and the Arab Capitals - March 6-27,
- 6. Lausanne - March 28-April 22,
- 7. The Report and Its Reception - April-August
- 8. Toward Partition - August 1946-November
- 1947 Epilogue Index.
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This volume, the third in a series of James G. McDonald's edited diaries and papers, covers his work from 1945, with the formation of the Anglo-American Committee, through 1947, with the United Nations' decision to partition Palestine between Jews and Arabs. The "Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Regarding the Problems of European Jewry and Palestine" was a group charged with finding a solution to the problem of European Jewish Refugees in the context of the increasingly unstable British Mandate in Palestine. McDonald's diaries and papers offer the most thorough personal account we have of the Committee and the politics surrounding it. His diary is part travelogue through the desolation of postwar Europe and a Middle East being transformed by new Jewish settlements and growing Arab intransigence. McDonald maintained discreet contact with Zionist and moderate Arab leaders throughout the Committee's hearings and deliberations. He was instrumental in the recommendation that 100,000 Jewish refugees enter Palestine and won President Truman's trust in order to counter attempts to nullify the report's recommendations.
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- McDonald, James G. (James Grover), 1886-1964 > Diaries.
- Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Jewish Problems in Palestine and Europe > Sources.
- United Nations > Palestine > History > Sources.
- Jewish refugees > Government policy > United States > History > 20th century > Sources.
- Zionism > United States > History > Sources.
- Palestine > History > Partition, 1947 > Sources.
- United States > Foreign relations > Palestine > Sources.
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- 9780253015099 (cl : alk. paper)
- 025301509X (cl : alk. paper)
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