President Truman to the Amir Abdullah of Trans-Jordan 84

Your Highness: I am writing with reference to your letter of March 10, 1945 to the late President Roosevelt which has just been received.

I have given careful attention to the views respecting the question of Palestine which you outline in your letter, and I am glad you brought forth your views in this manner. I know that this is a matter which the Arabs regard with the greatest concern, and I fully appreciate the interest which they have displayed with respect to a solution of the Palestine problem.

As regards the question of Palestine, I am glad “to renew to you the assurances which you have previously received, to the effect that in the view of this Government, no decision should be taken respecting the basic situation in that country without full consultation with both Arabs and Jews.

I avail myself of this opportunity to convey to Your Highness my sincere greetings and my best wishes for your continued well-being and that of the people of Trans-Jordan.

Very sincerely yours,

Harry Truman
  1. Transmitted to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) with instruction 5523, May 26, 1945; it was directed that the President’s letter be transmitted to the British Foreign Office with the request that it be sent to the Amir Abdullah (867N.01/4–1945). A copy was also sent to Jerusalem with unnumbered instruction of May 26.