NEW YORK (Feb. 9)
Anglo-American insistence on the internationalization of Jerusalem is urged in an editorial in Life magazine this week. The article claims that by the internationalization of Jerusalem Israel and the Arab world would benefit from mutual trade through the international zone.
“Israel is dependent on U.S. aid, Jordan on British; Anglo-American insistence could make internationalization real. Except for Israel and Jordan, whose chief sacrifice would he national pride, the whole Near East would cheer,” the article says.
“To internationalize Jerusalem would not settle all the intricate problems of the explosive Middle East,” the article continues. “In particular the festering problem of the Arab refugees demands further action. But a U.S. move to internationalize would be a moral act that can be done now. A crime against the city and an affront to the U.N. would be set right, The U. S. would have at least laid the basis for a new and more successful Middle Eastern policy. Its dangers are less than those we face now.”