There was no discussion, whatever, with any Arab or Muslim. Point of fact, Herbert Samuels, who actually made the choice for the king was a Jewish Brit. King Edward had some of what we would call unfortunate political sympathies, before, during, and after WWII. Happily, he abdicated to marry a twice-divorced American. And, BTW-- Jews AND Christians lived in historic Palestine. Still do. The problem came with the Europeans-- Eastern and Western.
from the article: Waiting for the Palestinian Godot