NEW YORK (Sep. 14)
The prediction that “some last desperate moves” will be made at the U.N. General Assembly in Paris next week to revise the Palestine partition decision “especially in reference to frontiers,” was made at a press conference here today by Dr. Jorge Garcia-Granados, Guatemalan delegate to the United Nations.
En route to Paris to participate in the General Assembly session which opens on Sept. 21, the Guatemalan diplomat, who is the author of a book entitled “The Birth of Israel” to be published in this country next month, emphasized that he considers the Palestine case “settled in principle.” He expressed his conviction that eleventh hour attempts to secure a revision in the U.N. partition decision will not be successful. “A fundamental revision will fail to win the necessary two-thirds majority,” he said. “There are two goals which I consider most essential for this session of the General Assembly,” he said. “One, that the United Nations achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East and make the Arabs understand that any attempt to violate it will hot be tolerated; and two, that Israel be admitted into the world organization. Israel can survive alone. I do not think its membership in the United Nations is a matter of life or death for the new State. Nevertheless, I believe admission to the world organization will promote stability and democratic progress in Palestine.”