MIDDLE EAST: The Travelers

Hopes for peace in Palestine centered largely on two men of royal blood who hurried by plane through the Middle East airlanes last week. One was earnest, Godfearing Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte; the other, mercurial King Abdullah of Transjordan, who was trying to unite the Arab world behind him to treat with—or fight—the Jews of Palestine.

Bernadotte put out his first long-term peace feelers to Jews and Arabs. The gist of his "suggestions": reshuffling of U.N.'s crazy-quilt boundaries, so as to favor Israel in the north, Arabs in the south; merger of the Arab areas with Transjordan; unlimited Jewish immigration for...

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