The views of Sir John Chancellor (center) shifted toward support for the Arabs after rioting in 1928 and 1929.

Sir John Chancellor, the British high commissioner in Palestine from 1928 to 1931, expresses his growing anti-Zionist views in a 90-page dispatch to the Colonial Office, the longest known dispatch from a high-ranking British official to enumerate Arab grievances in Palestine. Chancellor calls for an end to efforts to establish a Jewish national home in the Land of Israel.

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