LONDON (Jun. 24)
The United Nations Conciliation Commission today decided to suggest a two-week recess of the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Lausanne, Reuters reported today from Switzerland. The recess may begin early next week.
The report added that it was understood that a breathing spell would be useful to enable both sides to think things over.” The recess proposal will be submitted to the Arabs tomorrow, a Commission spokesman indicated, and later to the Israelis. He added that the work of the Commission’s technical committees, such as the Jerusalem unit, would continue during the recess.
The Economist, British independent weekly, states in its current issue that it is not surprising that both the Israelis and the Arabs have been rebuked by Trygve Lie, United Nations Secretary-General. Neither is it astonishing the paper adds, that some observers now feel that the Lausanne conference should be adjourned for an interim period, since both sides are hampered today by the fear that concessions will lead to troubles at home.