Flushing Meadow (Sep. 21)
It was reported today, without confirmation, that James Wadsworth, former U.S. Minister to the Levant states who is well known for his anti-Zionist and pro-Arab sentiments, has been named an adviser on Palestine to the U.S. delegation at the General Assembly.
His appointment is interpreted as an attempt by the State Department to counter-balance the naming as an alternate delegate of Maj. Gen. John H. Hilldring, who favors prompt action to get the DP’s out of Germany and believes as many as desire should be allowed to enter Palestine.
Foreign Minister Georges Bidault of France, addressing the Assembly yesterday, expressed regret that UNSCOP had been unable to reach a decision favorable to Jews and Arabs and said that no effort should be spared to obtain an Assembly decision acceptable to both sides. He foresaw difficulty for any Palestine regime which did not have the support of both Jews and Arabs.
Other speakers who discussed Palestine yesterday included the Lebanese and Egyptian delegates, who charged the UNSCOP report violated the sovereignty and rights of self-determination of the Palestine Arabs, and Czech Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk, who demanded decisive action at this session of the Assembly.