MIDDLE EAST: Piecemeal Peace

As the U.N. battle of words stuttered to an inconclusive close in Paris, Jerusalem was having its first real peace in more than a year. It had come quickly and quietly and without benefit of U.N. orders. Meeting in Jerusalem's white Government House (now a U.N. establishment), officers of Abdullah's Arab Lesion had sat down with their opposite numbers from the Israeli army and in two-days had hammered out the terms of a "permanent" truce. They had also agreed to talk over the chances of a permanent peace. U.N. observers, playing the genial hosts, served countless tiny cups of Turkish...

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