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Elimination of “no-man’s Land” in Jerusalem Discussed by Israel and Transjordan

Discussion on the elimination of the “no-man’s land” areas in Jerusalem continued here today when a special Israel-Transjordan committee resumed discussions. It was agreed earlier that in return for the opening of traffic through Latrun and Mount Scopus to Israel, the Transjordanians would have access to the road to Bethlehem and electricity will be provided to the Old City.

An Israel Government spokesman today denied an American press report claiming that Israel was prepared to consider a modified version of the plan for Jerusalem proposed by Roger Garreau, president of the U.N. Trusteeship Council, calling for territorial bargaining with Trans jordan whereby the Amman government would receive certain areas south of Jewish Jerusalem in compensation for Mount Scopus.