UNITED NATIONS: The Palestine Case

The grey, weather-streaked building on New York City's Flushing Meadow, unused since December, reeked of furniture polish. A sweeper swabbed a Kilroy variation off a blackboard in the main reception room of the United Nations General Assembly chamber; it had read: "The Irgun Zvai Leumi was here."

This week the delegates of 55 nations moved in, swiftly elected Brazil's tall, grey Dr. Oswaldo Aranha president of their special session and, without formality, buckled down to the Palestine question.

The views of the nations seemed as irreconcilable as the conflict in Palestine between Jews, Arabs and British. Britain, which had thrown its...

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