PALESTINE: Another Twelve Months

Fifteen months ago Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin was full of pith and vinegar. In the House of Commons his strong voice rasped: "I will stake my political future on solving this [the Palestine] problem." Last week, sick & tired and with a voice that was little more than a heavy sigh, Ernie Bevin told the House that he had failed.

Defense. His decision to dump the problem into the lap of the United Nations (TIME, Feb. 24) was not the only measure of the failure. He would propose no solution to the U.N. He had no new policy to offer...

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