Palestine Crisis

Archive Report

Security Council and the Palestine Crisis

Responsibilities of the United Nations in Palestine

Within less than two months the United Nations will become responsible for the administration of Palestine and for maintenance of order in what is presently one of the world's most turbulent and sensitive areas. The British government informed the Security Council a fortnight ago that its decision to terminate the Palestine mandate on May 15 was “irrevocably fixed.” On that day, therefore, barring an unexpected change of heart in London and regardless of the legal technicalities involved, the United Nations will become in fact the governing authority in the Holy Land.

As recently as Nov. 29 the General Assembly approved a plan which purported to solve the long-standing problem of Palestine. The plan provided ...

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