The problem of Palestine no longer looked the same. While the U.N. had been marking time (pending the outcome of the U.S. elections), the Jews had been busy making history. Rickety truces were now beside the point; sanctions had become impracticable. Last week, the Security Council, readjusting its sights, sat down to catch up on its homework.

Chief item for study was a master plan for peace in the Near East proposed by U.N. Mediator Dr. Ralph Bunche. The plan would order Jews and Arabs to evacuate designated zones, settle all outstanding truce...

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