SUMMARY RECORD OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTIETH MEETING
held at Government House, Jerusalem, on Friday,
25 May 1951, at 10.30 a.m.
1. Incidents between Israel and Syria: draft Note to be sent to the governments of the countries represented on the Commission (prepared by the Secretariat) (continuation)
The CHAIRMAN submitted a new draft, prepared by the Secretariat, of the note to be addressed to the governments of the countries represented on the Commission. The present text had been drafted in the light of the statements made during the previous meeting, and had been reviewed by the alternate representatives of the United States and France.
Mr. PALMER (United States) was prepared to approve the draft, with the exception of the first paragraph on page 2 and the last paragraph on page 3, for which he proposed a new text. Although he felt that it was advisable for the Commission to explain clearly the way in which it understood its responsibilities in the Israel-Syrian dispute, he nevertheless thought it necessary not to take a definite stand as regards a possible revision of the Armistice Agreements at a time when the Chief of Staff of the Truce Supervision Organization was doing his utmost to carry through difficult negotiations. The members of the Commission would be free to state their views on that question in the personal notes which they could send with the joint note addressed officially to their respective governments, and he personally intended to do so.
Mr. de BOISANGER (France) agreed with Mr. Palmer’s view and also proposed some amendments to the draft note and to the two paragraphs submitted by Mr. Palmer.
An exchange of views took place concerning the last paragraph, and it was agreed that it should be drafted according to the text proposed by Mr. Palmer and amended by Mr. de Boisanger.
The CHAIRMAN suggested that the Secretariat should be requested to submit a final draft incorporating the amendments and alterations proposed by the members of the Commission.
This was agreed.
Projet de note en réponse aux incidents survenus entre Israël et la Syrie - 220e séance de la CCNUP (Jerusalem) - Compte Rendu Français