Arthur Creech-Jones is a quiet little man, but what he had to say electrified the U.N. After 25 years in Palestine, the British were ready to pull out.

U.N. found itself staring at the newest problem in its lap: What now? Said Britain's Colonial Secretary, who doubles as a delegate: ". . . The mandate should now be terminated. ... I earnestly hope that the United Nations may have more success than the United Kingdom has had in persuading [Jews and Arabs] to cooperate. . . ." As he spoke, Jewish representatives and Arab committeemen sat with their backs to...

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