By S. Waldman
This quantity examines British and US attitudes in the direction of the ability and mechanisms for the facilitation of an Arab-Israeli reconciliation, focusing particularly at the refugee consider diplomatic projects. It explains why Britain and the USA have been not able to reconcile the neighborhood events to an contract at the way forward for the Palestinian refugees.
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126 A warning of growing Arab discontent with Western powers and a possible shift to the Soviet Union was given by the Iraqi prime minister to Britain. 128 The continuous supply of oil was at stake which was vital to rebuild Europe after the devastation wrought by World War II and fundamental to the success of the Marshall Plan. 129 Britain also had genuine sympathy for the Arab position. 131 However, the crux of British concern over the future of Palestine was the need to maintain Arab ‘goodwill’.
37 Britain was certainly in a difﬁcult position. If it sought a solution on Arab terms, the US would be alienated and the Yishuv would launch a full-scale insurrection. 41 The Zionist revolt against British rule had also taken its toll and sapped morale. 44 However, the primary factors in Britain’s decision to relinquish the Mandate were Britain’s dire economic circumstances as well as US pressure. The ﬁnancial burden of maintaining the Mandate was heavy. 45 Britain’s retreat was not limited to Palestine.
19 Not only was the Arab Middle East the source of energy and commodities that were fundamental for Britain’s post-war economic recovery where a withdrawal could interrupt the oil supply from Iraq, but the region was also the gateway to and centre of Britain’s communications with its global imperial interests. 22 Bevin envisaged plans for the economic development of the Middle East to raise the living standards of ‘peasants not pashas’. 23 However, this ambitious foreign policy objective was tempered by Britain’s ﬁnancial circumstances.