U.N. to Deal with Palestine Situation on Monday; Arab League to Confer in Beirut
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U.N. to Deal with Palestine Situation on Monday; Arab League to Confer in Beirut

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Emergency action by the United Nations Security to halt the fighting in Palestine which flared up again yesterday after 29 truce may not receive, formal consideration here until Monday, official U.N. today declared. They confirmed the report from Rhodes that Count Folke Bernadotte will fly to Lake Success from his island headquarters tomorrow and predicted that the U.N. mediator would make a dramatic personal report to the Council immediately upon his arrival. He will stop at Geneva and Amsterdam prior to his arrival here.

U.N. sources also confirmed reports from the Middle East that Bernadotte had appealed to the Arab and Israeli governments for a new ten-day extension of the truce. A Spokesman for the United States delegation said no useful purpose would be served by calling the Security Council into session before Bernadotte arrives. All eleven states were, however, alerted to stand by during the week-end.

The text of the official Arab League reply to Bernadotte’s plea for a truce extension was received here today. It was a categorical rejection. The long and wordy message based the rejection upon repeated charges of “Jewish terrorism.” However U.N. Secretary-General Trygve Lie received late this afternoon a cable from the Arab League stating that the League would meet in Beirut to consider the situation.


All U.N. official communications to the Jewish authorities in Palestine will be addressed to the “Provisional Government of the State of Israel,” in the future, Secretor-General Trygve Lie today told a press conference here. He said this action was in line with the new designation accepted by the Security Council.

A letter from Jamal Hueseini, representative of the Palestine Arab Higher Committee, was today sent to Dmitri Manuilski, president of the Security Council, protesting Manuilsky’s “arbitrary” action in designating the Jewish delegate to the Council the “representative of Israel.”

The Secretariat revealed that it has received a communication from British delegate Sir Alexander Cadogan concerning the abduction of five Britons in Palestine by the Irgun. The note, which is to be circulated among member nations, does not call for any action by the U.N. and contains a message from Israeli authorities expressing regret at the kidnappings and promising to secure the earliest possible release of ### five.

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