Flight to Mecca

Bedell, Jane
June 1947
New Republic;6/16/47, Vol. 116 Issue 24, p30
Focuses on the role of the United Nations in the dispute between the Jews and Palestinians. Information that Emil Sandstroem, Sweden's able representative to the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, has already opened the preliminary discussions on the problem of Palestine; Comment on the duties of Jewish and Arab liaison officers; Views of Faris el-Khouri, Syrian delegate to the Security Council and most persuasive of the Arab spokesmen on this dispute; Information that Khouri's own solution would be something quite different from a Jewish homeland in Palestine, for he considers the Balfour Declaration and every pronouncement based on it highly illegal; Report that Khouri permits the Jews who are now citizens of Palestine to remain, but would not allow any increase in the Jewish population by immigration.


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