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U.N. Truce Chief Confers with Israeli Officials on Jordan Demands

Major Gen. Carl C. Von Horn. Chief of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, conferred today with officials of Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Jordan’s demand for around-the-clock access to a road to old Jerusalem controlled by Israel.

The road, which leads from an Arab village to Jordan-held old Jerusalem, passes through Israel’s Mt. Scopus enclave. Israel has regularly closed the road at night for security reasons. Israel insists that opening of the road should be considered as part of the entire question of unimpeded access by Israel to Mt. Scopus as provided by the Israel-Jordan armistice. Jordan has repeatedly refused to discuss this phase of the armistice agreement.