Interest of the United States in the Arab–Zionist controversy over the future status of Palestine; the issue at the United States; creation of the state of Israel; entry of Arab forces into Palestine

[The interest of the United States in the Arab-Zionist controversy and related matters was treated in Foreign Relations, 1947, volume V, in the section on Palestine, pages 999 1328. In 1948, the controversy continued as an issue at the United Nations, and it grew to larger proportions with the creation of the state of Israel and the entry of Arab forces into Palestine. Documentation on these matters is included in part 2 of this volume.]