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Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Report (1946)

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 committee’s mandate was to offer a solution both to the political status of Palestine and to the problem of displaced Jews left in Europe after the Holocaust. After hearing witnesses and receiving depositions from various Jewish and Arab groups, the committee decided to continue the Mandate in order to avoid a civil war, to allow 100,000 displaced Jews to immigrate to Palestine, to abolish restrictions on the sale of lands and to disarm all armed groups. Britain rejected the committee’s recommendations, and pushed for the establishment of another committee, the Morrison-Grady Committee. The recommendations were also rejected by both the Jewish and Arab communities.