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Israel Appoints Representatives to U.N. Conciliation Body; Study on Jerusalem Started

The Israeli Foreign Office today appointed Michael Comay and Zalman Lipshitz as its representatives to the Jerusalem sub-committee of the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission. The sub-committee today visited Bethlehem in connection with the task of drawing up a plan for the protection of the Holy Places and for the internationalization of the Jerusalem area, in which Bethlehem is included.

The Israeli representatives will establish an office in the Jewish Jerusalem area. When it returns from Bethlehem the three-man sub-committee hopes to confer with the Jewish mayor of the new city of Jerusalem and with the Arab mayor of the Old City and will hear the views of other interested parties on the U.N. decision to internationalize Jerusalem. The sub-committee has extended invitations to Daniel Auster, Mayor of Jerusalem, Avraham Bergman, Israeli district commissioner, and the Arab mayor of the Old City to testify. None of them has so far replied to the invitation.