JERUSALEM (Nov. 13)
The speedy solution of the Jerusalem problem along the lines suggested by Israel was foreseen today in United Nations circles here. It is believed that Transjordan will grant Israel’s demands for the Jerusalem Latrun road and for free access to Mt. Scopus and the Mount of Olives.
The U.N. representatives base their opinion on the mutual desire of both states to avoid an international regime for Jerusalem and to keep any such regime from interfering with their own plans for the city. Faced by the Conciliation Commission’s plan for internationalization and the loss of absolute control of the Old City, Abdullah will deal with the Jews, the U.N. circles believe.
Negotiations between the Israel Government and Catholic Church authorities here over Church property on Israel-held Mount Zion have been resumed after an interruption of several weeks. Meanwhile, Franciscan and Benedictine monks have been permitted to return to the Dormition Church, in the Jewish-occupied area, for purposes of inspecting its valuable library.
The reunion of dispersed refugee families and the demarcation of frontiers were discussed between Israel and Lebanese representatives on the Mixed Armistice Commission in a meeting at Metullah. A decision was reached to from a subcommittee to devise measures to guard against infiltration and frontier incidents.