Ben-Gurion on Bevin in a conversation with the French consul in Tel Aviv, March 1, 1948

Mr. Ben-Gurion thinks that the British administration would effectively abandon Palestine on May 15, but he is less sure about the evacuation of the troops on August 1. "Mr. Bevin," he said, "has an aversion to Jews because they personify everything that he detests: capitalists, intellectuals and men of the internationalist left. This personal prejudice is reinforced by the hostility to the Jewish cause of British officials whose views he adopts in this matter as in many others."