“The Road to Partition” examines the working process and conclusions drawn by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), which was established in May 1947 and issued its findings and recommendations in September of that year.1 It was tasked with deciding the fate of Palestine, which fell under the authority of the British mandate. UNSCOP was created during the decisive juncture of World War II's aftermath: it was the beginning of the Cold War and the inception of the United Nations. Elad Ben-Dror states in the book's introduction that his main goal was to discover what ultimately led UNSCOP to support the partition of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab-Palestinian states (8).

According to the traditional Zionist historiography, UNSCOP was an objective body that sought to thoroughly study the question at hand.2 However, the Palestinians boycotted the Committee and the Arab states failed to form a united...

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