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By Andrew Patrick

despatched to the center East by way of Woodrow Wilson to envision the viability of self-determination within the disintegrating Ottoman Empire, the King-Crane fee of 1919 was once America’s first foray into the zone. The commission’s debatable suggestions integrated the rejection of the assumption of a Jewish nation in Syria, US intervention within the center East and the tip of French colonial aspirations. The Commission’s thoughts proved inflammatory, even supposing its guidance at the query of the Palestinian mandate used to be finally passed over through Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau in favour in their personal nationwide pursuits. within the resulting years, the Commission’s dismissal of claims via Zionist representatives like David Ben-Gurion on their ‘right to Palestine’ proved quite divisive, with a few historians labeling it prophetic and actual, and others arguing that fee individuals have been biased and ill-informed. right here, within the first book-length research of the King-Crane record in approximately 50 years, Andrew Patrick chronicles the historical past of early US involvement within the sector, and demanding situations extant interpretations of the turbulent dating among the USA and the center East

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