The Peel Commission, officially The Palestine Royal Commission, was the first official body within the British government to suggest a partition plan. The commission found the current situation to be "unworkable" and thus they proposed that the Mandate of Palestine be divided into three zones, an Arab zone, a Jewish Zone and an International Zone. "Although the British Government initially accepted these proposals, by 1938 it had recognized that such a partition would be infeasible, and it ultimately rejected the commission’s report." This rejection came in the form of the Woodhead Commission's report discrediting the previous proposal. Partition was more harshly rejected all together in the White Paper of 1939 issued by Chamberlain's government which favored as joint Palestinian/Jewish State.
Proposed Partition of Palestine
Proposed Partition of Palestine
Official Map used in the Peel Commission's Report
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