Kollek: No Objections to UN Mission

Mayor Teddy Kollek told newsmen last night that he personally had no objections to observers or a mission coming to Jerusalem on behalf of the United Nations. Kollek made his remark after the Cabinet made it clear that Israel would not admit emissaries of the UN Security Council to investigate conditions here in compliance with the resolution adopted Saturday. Kollek said he could not issue visas but if a mission was admitted, he would show it around. He said he was confident that it would reach the same conclusions as Ernesto Thalman, a UN emissary who studied the situation in Jerusalem late in 1967. Thalman, a Swiss national, submitted a positive report to the Security Council on the city’s progress toward integration. There is no doubt that this progress continues and the city is flourishing, Kollek said.

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