Overall Chronology

Overall Chronology

Thematic Chronology
British and International Commissions of Inquiry in Mandate Palestine
1916 - 1946
25 events

Presents the main findings and recommendations of the various British and international commissions, reports, and conferences organized during the Mandate period. They came as a response to increased Palestinian unrest and revolt due to a general desire for national independence, fears of increased Jewish immigration, and suspicion of the ultimate intentions of the Mandatory Power.

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Peel Commission and Partition

The members of the Royal Commission Photographed in the garden of the King David Hotel immediately after their first official sitting. Third left is Lord Peel, chairman of the commission. 

11 November 1936
Source: 
G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
Overall Chronology
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Event Date Subject
Signing of the Sykes-Picot Agreement 16 May 1916
Balfour Declaration Is Made 2 November 1917
Appointment of the King-Crane Commission 20 March 1919 - 21 July 1919
Recommendations of the King-Crane Commission 28 August 1919
Anti-Zionist Disturbances Break out in Palestine; Palin Commission of Inquiry April 1920
The Report of the Haycraft Commission of Inquiry on Jaffa Disturbances Is Published October 1921
White Paper (Churchill) of 1922 Is Published 3 June 1922
White Paper (Amery) on Status Quo at al-Buraq / Western Wall 27 November 1928 - 27 December 1928
The British Form a Commission of Inquiry on Disturbances at al-Buraq / Western Wall 13 September 1929
League of Nations Council Approves the Appointment of an International Commission on al-Buraq / Western Wall 14 January 1930 - 15 May 1930
Shaw Commission Report on al-Buraq / Western Wall Disturbances 12 March 1930
John Hope-Simpson Sent to Palestine to Investigate Questions of Immigration, Land Settlement and Development 2 May 1930
Hope-Simpson Report Is Published 22 August 1930 - 20 October 1930
White Paper (Passfield) of 1930 Is Published 20 October 1930
Report of the International Commission on al-Buraq / Western Wall 1 December 1930
Lewis French and the Palestine Development Scheme 19 July 1931 - December 1931
Murison Commission of Inquiry 4 January 1934
Peel Commission Investigates the Cause of the Great Palestinian Rebellion 11 November 1936 - 24 January 1937
Peel Commission Issues its Report 7 July 1937
Appointment of the Palestine Partition (Woodhead) Commission 4 January 1938
Partition (Woodhead) Commission Report Is Published 9 November 1938
The British Government Rejects the Conclusions of the Partition (Woodhead) Commission 11 November 1938
MacDonald White Paper of 1939 Is Published 17 May 1939 - 23 May 1939
Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry 6 March 1946 - 30 April 1946
Anglo-American Conference Meets in London 31 July 1946