HAIFA (Jun. 17)
Israeli and Syrian armistice delegations met today in a tent in no-man’s land in Northern Galilee to resume armistice talks broken off a month ago.
Today the delegation discussed a new proposal from acting United Nations Palestine mediator, Dr. Ralph J. Bunched, in an atmosphere which the leader of the Israeli delegation called “friendly.” Dr. Bunche has suggested demilitarization of disputed areas in northern Palestine, which would mean the withdrawal of Syrian troops.
The Israeli delegation was reported to be standing on the decision outlined earlier by Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett that no armistice would be signed so long as Syrian troops remained on Israeli soil. The two delegations are to meet again next Tuesday.