churchillJune 1922 The Shame of Winston Churchill

The Royal (Peel) Commision of 1938

The field in which the Jewish National Home was to be established was understood, at the time of the Balfour Declaration, to be the whole of historic Palestine, and the Zionists were seriously disappointed when Trans-Jordan was cut away from that field under Article 25 of the Palestine Mandate (eg June 1922). This was done, as has been seen, in obedience to the McMahon Pledge, which was antecedent to the Balfour Declaration.

Source: The Palestine Royal (Peel) Commission Report Cmd. 5479 (pg 38) )** (have in PDF)

July 1922 Shame of Winston Churchill

“Economic absorptive capacity of Palestine (e.g. for immigration of Jews).  As I am the author of the phrase, perhaps I may be allowed to state that economic absorptive capacity was never intended to rule without regard to any other consideration”

Source: House of Commons Official Report, May 22nd, 1939