U.N. Body Meets to Discuss Regime for Palestine; Plan Proposed to Eliminate Partition
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U.N. Body Meets to Discuss Regime for Palestine; Plan Proposed to Eliminate Partition

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The 12-member subcommittee established by the U.N. Political Committee to formulate a proposal for a provisional international regime In Palestine, at its first meeting today, heard a three-point proposal submitted Spy Cuba aimed at preventing the establishment of a Jewish State. The proposal provides.

1. The subcommittee should establish a provisional U.N. regime to take over control of Palestine when, the Mandate ends on May 15.

2. The first task of this regime should be to restore law and order in Palestine.

3. It should then press for Arab Jewish agreement based “upon a free independent state in Palestine.”

The Cuban delegate suggested that if this plan is not accepted presumably by the Jews a plebiscite should be held under the auspices of the U.N. to be followed, as soon as possible, by general elections to an all Palestinian parliament.

The subcommittee decided to hear representatives of the Mandatory Power, the Jewish Agency, the Arab Higher Committee, the chairman of the U.N. Palestine Commission and the head of the advance party of the Palestine Commission, Pablo de Azcarate, who recently returned here from Jerusalem. A suggestion by the Cuban delegate that the H committee also hear Dr. Judah L, Magnes, leader of the Ihud Party who is no in the United States, was rejected.

French delegate Alexandre Parodi, who was assigned to draw up a list of topics B for discussion by the subcommittee, reported later that he believes that there is no chance for the General Assembly to secure the necessary two-thirds majority for the relocation of the partition decision or for reaching any final solution. All that can be expected, he said, is the establishment of an interim regime agreed upon by Jews and Arabs, which would be baaed on a truce.

Parodi suggested that the subcommittee discuss the following problems; l. Cessation of hostilities of arms into Palestine 2. Setting up of a central organ for the provisional regime; 3.Local autonomy in regional or cantonal areas; 4. Immigration.

The Cuban delegate suggested that the General Assembly resolve not to accord Diplomatic recognition to any state established in Palestine against the will of the United Nations. The delegate from India wanted the interim regime to be vested in the hands of a one-man administration appointed by the U.N. Dr. Jorge Garcia Granados, of Guatemala urged that the regime be placed In the hands of three U.N. named administrators: one each for the Jewish, Arab and Jerusalem areas.

The Trusteeship Council after a session extending into the morning hours, voted by nine to two to recommend a British-appointed special high commissioner to take over the entire Jerusalem administration which will be vacated May 15. He will be limited to the task of cooperating with Jewish and Arab community committees to carry on the city’s municipal life.

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