A plan presented by former Mandatory official Archer Cust during a lecture to the British Royal Central Asian Society on 4 March 1936. … The Mandatory administration would also retain responsibility for defense, customs and certain civil issues, while delegating "as much legislative and executive authority" to the cantonal administration.
A proposal for the partition of Palestine, presented by David Ben-Gurion, Chairman of the Jewish Executive, to the Mapai Party Center, in February 1937. … Ben-Gurion offered four principles on which the proposed territorial settlement is based: the distribution of the Jewish and Arab populations in Palestine; the possibility of mass Jewish immigration in the future; economic considerations, such as retaining the Dead Sea and Haifa Port for the Jewish state; and the need for the Jewish state to have a border with Lebanon, with its Christians constituting another minority in the Muslim-majority Middle East.
The final report issued by the Palestine Royal Commission, better known as the Peel Commission, on 7 July 1937. … The 1938 Woodhead Commission was then established to further the prospects of partition.
A proposal submitted by the Jewish Agency, chaired by David Ben-Gurion, to the Woodhead Commission, a British Royal Commission mandated with drawing up proposals for the partition of Palestine. … The Arab state was to include today’s northern West Bank, the northern Negev and Jaffa, with the rest - including a corridor linking the Jerusalem area to Jaffa through the Lydda airport - remaining under Mandatory control.
The final report issued by the Palestine Partition Commission on 9 November 1938. … However, as the Commission was mandated to draw up proposals for partition, it also included three Partition Plans, of which Plan C was considered the most practicable.
The final report by the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine, established at the initiative of British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, and composed of six British and six American members. … The recommendations were also rejected by both the Jewish and Arab communities.
A plan for the partition of Palestine, drawn up by an expert committee led by British Deputy PM Herbert Morrison and American diplomat Henry Grady. … The plan was rejected by both the Jewish and Arab communities, leading Britain to turn to the United Nations and to the establishment of UNSCOP.
A statement made by Soviet diplomat S.K. The statement expressed the Soviet Union's reservations with regard to a previous proposal by the United States, and outlined a proposal for interim arrangements following the termination of the Mandate for Palestine, meant to facilitate the establishment of the Arab and Jewish states envisioned in the UNSCOP Report. … Both states would maintain militias under the supervision of the Special Commission.
A resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 29 November 1947 by a vote of 33 For (including the United States and the Soviet Union), 13 Against, 10 Abstaining (including Britain), 1 Absent. … Upon termination of the Mandate for Palestine on 15 May 1948, the Jewish leadership declared the independence of Israel, viewing it as the Jewish state envisioned in the resolution. …