OCTOBER 29 SUGGESTED DEAD-LINE
FOR SUBMISSION OF SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS ON
(1) not to entrust the task of conciliation not to a formal sub-committee but to the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Rapporteur of the Committee;
(2) to authorize the Chairman to appoint representatives on Sub-Committee I (on the UNSCOP Majority Plan for Palestine) and on Sub-Committee II (on Arab proposals for an independent unitary Palestine).
October 29 was suggested as the date for the completion of the work of the two Sub-Committees.
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AD HOC COMMITTEE ON PALESTINE – (AM) TAKE # 1.
The Committee decided to entrust the task of conciliation not to a formal Sub-Committee but to the Chairman, Dr. Herbert V. Evatt (Australia), the Vice-Chairman, Prince Subhasvasti Svastivat (Siam) and the Rapporteur Mr. Thor There (Iceland) who would be designated as “The Colciliators.”
The Committee rejected by 32 votes to 6, with 10 abstentions, a Soviet proposal that eleven members of the Security Council be included, together with some other delegations in the Sub-Committee which is to study the Majority Plan of the UNSCOP Report.
The Committee then authorized the Chairman, by 40 votes to 6, with 4 abstentions, to appoint representatives on this Sub-Committee and also on the Sub-Committee which is to study the Iraqui, Saudi Arabian and Syrian proposal for the establishment of an independent unitary Palestine.
The Committee further decided that the work of these two Sub-Committees should be completed by 29 October, with the possibility of an extension of this time limit).
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The El Salvador and Netherlands proposals, he said, on conciliation would be handled by the conciliating group.
The Syrian proposal, together with those offered to the General Assembly by Saudi Arabia and Iraq, would be handled by Sub-Committee 2.
Since proposals dealing with displaced persons and refugees, along with the Yugoslav proposal to have the Cyprus internees immediately allowed into Palestine, and the Uruguay proposal for the immediate admission of 30,000 Jewish children and pregnant women were within the competence of both Sub-Committees, they would, he said, be dealt with after the Sub-Committees, reports.
The Egyptian, Syrian and Iraq proposals questioning the legality of certain matters, as well as the question of asking for a decision by the International Court of Justice, said Dr. Evatt, should wait for the Sub Committees’ findings.
The Lebanese proposal against illegal immigration into Palestine and assistance rendered to the immigration would probably be dealt with in both sub-committees and included in their reports.
The Committee decided by 19 votes to 7, with 10 abstentions, not to give immediate consideration to a proposal of Mr. Gonzalez Fernandez (Colombia) for the establishment of a Sub-Committee to study the parts of the UNSCOP Report relating to the problem of Jewish displaced persons in Europe and to prepare proposals as to the manner in which Members of the UN could contribute to the solution of that problem.
The meeting adjourned and the date of its next meeting is to be announced.