In this Book

summary
British General Sir Allan Cunningham was appointed in 1945 as high commissioner of Palestine, and served in this capacity until the end of the British mandate on May 15, 1948. The three years of Cunningham's tenure were tremendously complex politically: players included the British government in London, the British army, the British administration in Jerusalem, and diverse military forces within the Zionist establishment, both Jew and Arab. Golani revisits this period from the perspective of the high commissioner, examining understudied official documents as well as Cunningham's letters, notes, and cables. He emphasizes especially the challenges of navigating Jewish and Arab terrorists, on the one hand, and the multiple layers of British institutional bureaucracies, on the other, and does an excellent job of establishing Sir Allan's daily trials within the broad frame of the collapse of the British Empire following World War II.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
  3. open access Download |
  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
  3. open access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. open access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xvi
  3. open access Download |
  1. Abbreviations and Terms
  2. pp. xvii-xx
  3. open access Download |
  1. Prologue: On the Road to Jerusalem
  2. pp. 1-24
  3. open access Download |
  1. Part I. A Political Process as Though There Is No Terrorism: November 1945–December 1946
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 1. The Only Chance for Palestine Is Partition
  2. pp. 27-57
  3. open access Download |
  1. 2. Toward a Clash with the Yishuv
  2. pp. 58-83
  3. open access Download |
  1. 3. Saving the Jews from Themselves: Operation Agatha
  2. pp. 84-106
  3. open access Download |
  1. 4. A State First, Immigration Later
  2. pp. 107-138
  3. open access Download |
  1. Part II. To Fight Terrorismas Though There Is No Political Process: July 1946–August 1947
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. 5. “The King David Hotel Crime”
  2. pp. 141-163
  3. open access Download |
  1. 6. The High Commissioner’s “Conciliation Policy”
  2. pp. 164-185
  3. open access Download |
  1. 7. Martial Law
  2. pp. 186-227
  3. open access Download |
  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 228-240
  3. open access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 241-246
  3. open access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-255
  3. open access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781611683882
Related ISBN
9781611683875
MARC Record
OCLC
831121033
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.