MIDDLE EAST: No Talk, No Peace

For seven weeks, a U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission had sat in Lausanne, Switzerland, trying to hammer out a final peace settlement between Israel and the Arabs. It had been a strange sort of conference, in which none of the disputants on one side would speak to anyone on the other. Under the circumstances, it was hardly surprising that the conference had made little or no progress.

Last week in Washington, Louisville Publisher Mark F. Ethridge, U.S. delegate to the commission, submitted his report to President Truman. The core of the Arab-Israeli deadlock, Ethridge told the President, is the problem of...

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