U.N. Implementation Commission Drops Request for International Army for Palestine
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U.N. Implementation Commission Drops Request for International Army for Palestine

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The United Nation Implementation Commission, for the time being, will not ask the Security Council to send an international armed force to Palestine, it became known here today as the Commission started to draft its monthly report to the Security Council.

The general sentiment in the Commission was that the report should avoid asking any recommendation on the question of Palestine security, but should confine itself to a day-to-day account of the Commission’s work supplemented by a chronological narrative of what has been going on in Palestine. It will then be up to the Council to draw its own conclusion.

At today’s session it was stated that the Philippine resolution urging the Implementation Commission to ask the Security Council for action to maintain peace in Palestine has been permanently withdrawn. It was explained that the Commission can nevertheless approach the Security Council on the subject at any time, but such a move in the immediate future was deemed unlikely.

The Commission will also take no action on the British refusal to withdrew from a port in Palestine by February 1 to allow immigration on the ground that the Assembly resolution calling for such a move merely called on Britain to make an effort to do so. The statement made yesterday by Sir Alexander Cadogan is interpreted by the Commission as evidence that Britain is unable to comply with the Assembly request.

The view of the Agudas Israel on the statute for the international regime for the City of Jerusalem which is now being drafted by a special working group of the U.N. Trusteeship Council were presented here by an Agudah delegation which appeared before the group. The delegation was composed of Dr. Jacob Rosenheim, president of the Agudah; Rabbi Isaac Meier Lewin, chairman of the Jerusalem Agudah executive; and three New York members of the Agudah world executive; Dr. Isaac Lewin, Meier Schenkolewski and Michael G. Tress.

Dr. Rosenheim and Rabbi I.N. Lewin–who spoke in Hebrew–submitted a number of suggestions for provisions to assure complete religious freedom in Jerusalem. They spoke at some length on the importance of the city to orthodox Jew all over the music matters relating Jerusalem.

As for the separate town unite within the city, provided for in the General Assembly’s plan for Jerusalem, the Agudah spokesmen expressed the hope thatthis would not mean separate duelling areas. They favored a general mingling of the people of the city the, as a means of’ achieving peace and cooperation in the future.

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