INTRODUCTION 1 - 4 1
PART ONE - THE SITUATION IN JERUSALEM
I. Mission of the Personal Representative
A. Delimitation of the inquiry 5 - 9 2
B. Conditions under which the mission was
carried out 10 -12 3
II. Geography and external aspect of the city
A. Geography 13 3
B. Population 14 - 18 4
C. External aspect of Jerusalem 19 - 21 4
III. Structure of the municipal authorities
A. Situation in the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem
before June 1967 22 - 25 5
B. Situation since June 1967 26 - 27 5
C. The administration of the municipality 28 - 32 6
IV. Measures taken by the Israel Government in order to
integrate the parts of the city which were not under
Israel control before June 1967
A. Preliminary remarks 33 - 37 7
B. Israel legislation affecting East Jerusalem 38 - 43 8
C. Physical measures and civilian services 44 - 60 9
D. Budgetary figures for East Jerusalem 61 - 63 11
E. Economic measures 64 - 96 12
F. The Measures concerning the judiciary 97 - 98 18
G. Educational situation 99 - 104 18
H. Press 105 19
V. The situation in Jerusalem as described by Arabs
A. Preliminary remarks 106 - 108 20
B. Arab information on population figures 109 20
C. Arab complaints 110 - 129 21
D. General objections 130 - 133 24
VI. The attitude of the representatives of the various
religious communities 134 - 150 25
VII. The Secretary-Generals remarks 151 - 152 28
PART TWO - IMPLEMENTATION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION
2254 (ES-V) 153 - 155 29
I. DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
SECRETARY-GENERAL BY ARAB PERSONALITIES 31
II. DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
SECRETARY-GENERAL BY ISRAEL AUTHORITIES 59
III. LIST OF PERSONALITIES INTERVIEWED BY THE PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 76
* Also issued under the symbol A/6793.
A. Situation in the Jordanian sector of
Jerusalem before June 1967
1. Abd Al-Hamid Al Sayeh Chief Jurist in the Western Bank and President of the Court of Appeal
2. Said Abd Allah Sabri Chief Judge of Jerusalem and Member of the Muslim Institute
3. Suleiman Al Ja'bari Religious Instructor in the Ministry of Education
4. Mustafa Tahbub Chief Judge of Hebron
5. Wasef Abdo Chief Judge of Jennin
6. Sufian Al-Khalidi Chief Judge of Tulkarem
7. Abd Al-Hai Arafah Mufti of Hebron
8. Rashad Al-Hilwani Tamimi Member of Muslim Institute and Teacher at the Ibrahimi Mosque
9. Yasin Sadeq Al-Pakri Imam and Teacher at the Al-Aksa Mosque
10. Abd El-Kader Abdeen Teacher at the Aksa Mosque
11. Ahmad El-Khatib Roving Preacher for the Ramallah area
12. Yunis Abu Rab Preacher for Jennin
13. Fath Allah Salmudi Preacher and Imam of Silwad Mosque
14. Saleh El-Silwadi From the Ulama
15. Rateb Al Duwick Chief Clerk in the Court of Bethlehem
16. Hilmi Muhtaseb Member of the Court of Appeal
17. Said Eddin Alami Mufti of Jerusalem
18. Mohd. As'ad Imam Husseini Chief Judge in Ramallah
19. Jum'ma Al-Silwadi Chief Judge in Nablus
20. Rajab Bayood Tammimi Chief Judge in Bethlehem
21. Mohd. Said Al-Jamal Assistant Chief Judge in Jericho
22. Tawfiq Jarrar Mufti of Jennin
23. Jamil El-Khatib Preacher and Imam of the Aksa Mosque
24. Mohd. Khalil El-Takruri Imam and Teacher at the Aksa Mosque
25. Akramah Sabri Teacher at the Muslim Institute
26. Yousef El-Silwadi Chief Preacher in Ramallah Area
27. Mohd. Khalawi Jolani Chief Preacher in Bethlehem
28. Abd El-Sam'eh Hasan Rifa'ei Imam and Preacher in Mosque of Bethlehem
29. Mahmoud Al-Habeeh From the Ulama
A. Survey of Activities Undertaken by Government Ministries to Implement the Reunification of Jerusalem
This survey summarizes the activities undertaken by the Government Ministries in charge of services and economics after the reunification of Jerusalem. These activities were primarily concerned with the renewal and establishment of vital services to the civilian population and the return to normal of economic and commercial conditions.
During this period preparations were also made for the expansion of government services, such as preparations for opening the schools for the new academic year beginning September 1, arragements for introducing student medical services and opening of social welfare offices under the auspices of the Ministry for Social Welfare and the Jerusalem Municipality.
I. Activities of Service Ministries and the Jerusalem Municipality
1. Ministry of Health
a. Activation of Services
All health services functioning before June 5 have been reinstituted with the former medical, administrative and maintenance staffs remaining at their posts under the supervision and professional direction of the Ministry of Health.
Because organisation and level of services are of a lower standard than those in Israel, the Israeli supervisory staff is working with the local employees to improve gradually the quality of services.
b. Institutions Operating
1. Government hospital with a 104 bed capacity.
2. Health Bureau which sponsors a general clinic offering basic medical services to the population without charge.
In addition to its role as a professional and administrative authority, the Bureau is also concerned with general questions of public health, prevention of malaria, enforcement of work safety ordinances and registration of births and deaths.
3. A blood bank serving the city hospitals and, at present, the hospitals of the West Bank.
4. A central laboratory which provides services for the hospitals of the region (ramallah, Jericho, Bethlehem and Hebron).
5. A Tuberculosis Prevention Centre serving the city and the West Bank.
6. The Ministry assists the Mother and Child Welfare Stations by supplying midwives to some of the stations and granting other forms of aid according to need.
c. Health services functioning with the help of the Ministry of Health :
Jerusalem has six philanthropic-public hospitals with a 383 bed capcity. Attached to these hospitals are clinics offering ambulatory and consultative services. The Ministry of Health provides these institutions with laboratory and blood bank services, vaccines, etc.
d. The licensing of medical personnel is in process, on the basis of a list compiled by the Health Bureau.
e. Standard innoculation given to the Israeli population will be extended automatically to East Jerusalem residents.
f. The Minister of Health appointed a Commission to study East Jerusalem health services and submit a comprehensive health programme including recommendations on organisation and activities of health services and delineation of areas of responsibility of the various service bodies involved.
g. The Hospital Authority is at present examining the question of hospital facilities available in United Jerusalem, including those of East Jerusalem and Mt. Scopus.
2. Ministry of Posts
a. Mail and Telegraph Service.
On July 5, 1967 the first East Jerusalem Post Office branch was inaugurated across from Herod's Gate. All branch workers are former employees of the Jordanian Postal Services. The branch is open 7 days a week and offers a complete range of postal services. These include telegram delevery to all of East Jerusalem, with the exceptions of Shufat and Beit Hanina where branches are to be openend shortly.
After the East Jerusalem telephone system was repaired, the lines were connected to the national network on July 31, 1967. All services, including international connections, are now available in East Jerusalem. Some lines are still undergoing repairs, but the Ministry of Posts hopes to have the entire network completed within 4 weeks.
3. Ministry for Religious Affairs
a. Activities of the Department for Moslem and Druze Affairs.
This Department is in contact with the various Moslem institutions in East Jerusalem, including the Shari's Court of Appeals, the Shari'a Kadi, the School for the training of Religious leaders and the administrators of the Moslem religious sites.
The Ministry for Regligious Affairs has allotted the sums requested by the Moslem leaders to pay the June salaries of their employees.
The Minister for Religious Affairs has met with the Moslem Kadi to discuss various problems concerned with the Shari'a Courts. Arrangements have been made to continue with the repair work at the al-Aksa Mosque.
In response to the request of the Kadis, and in consultation with them, an agreement concerning visits to the Moslem Holy Places has been reached.
b. Activities of the Department of Christian Affairs.
Immediately after the cessation of fighting, contact with Church leaders residing in East Jerusalem was resumed. It should be pointed out that most of the Jerusalem Patriarchs and Bishops remained in communication with the Ministry for Religious Affairs over issues including the unification of Jerusalem during their visits to Church institutions in Israel,
The Ministry assisted the Church leaders with such problems as war damages, exemption from taxation, travel permits and documents for travel abroad.
In consultation with Christian leaders, arrangements were made concerning access to the Christian Holy Places.
The Ministry for Religious Affairs, in cooperation with the Police and the Ministry of Labour, cleared the approach to the Western Wall. Necessary improvements of paths leading to the Wall have been made, as well as plans for the paving of existing and constructing of new approaches.
4. Ministry of Education and Culture
a. Children and Schools
Establishing of compulsory kindergartens -
The Jordanian Compulsory Education law does not include kindergarten attendance for children above the age of five. To remedy this, the Ministry of Education and Culture has prepared a programme for the gradual introduction of compulsory kindergarten education and the establishment of such kindergartens. At the commencement of the 1967 academic year, parents will be informed of the opening of kindergartens attached to government elementary schools as is done in the Arab schools in Israel.
During the coming academic year, the Ministry of Education will retain the educational structure prevailing in East Jerusalem before the War. Accordingly, Junior High School comprises the 7th, 8th and 9th years of schooling. the Ministry will administer examinations for passing into the 10th grade as was done under the Jordanian regime, and will set graduated school fees for the 10th, 11th and 12th years.
The Ministry of Education has made arrangements to retain the teaching and administrative staff formerly employed by the Jordanian Government. Nine former officials of the Regional Education Office of Jordan are assisting with the necessary preparations for the opening of the academic year.
b. Department of Antiquities and Museums
Immediately after the War, the Department of Antiquities and Museums was entrusted with the responsibility for the Rockefeller Museum and its collection. The Department immediately began examination of the exhibits and has taken the necessary steps to safeguard the building and collections. Though the building and some of its exhibits were damaged during the war, the museum was reopened to the public on July 11; 1967. The Dead Sea Scrolls which were removed to safety before the fighting were found. A number of former Jordanian employees have resumed their work at the Museum.
Archeological work in East Jerusalem has been renewed; and, Kathleen Kenyon, the British archeologist, has resumed with her 4 excavations in East Jerusalem.
5. Ministry of Police
The activities of the Ministry of Police may be divided into two major periods:
- end of hostilities until reunification (June 29, 1967);
- from reunification onward.
During the first stage, the police was primarily occupied with assisting the military forces in protecting the historical and holy sites, preventing looting, directing traffic, supervising traffic between the two sectors of the city, etc.
With the transfer of Jerusalem from military to civilian responsibility, the police were given the task of controling traffic to the Holy Places To date 36 local policemen and officers have been hired out of a total of 100 planned to be added to the Israeli Police Force. Former regional
police personnel are now working with the Israeli force. Thirty policemen will be placed at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Mosques of Omar and al-Aksa and the Western Wall.
6. Ministry of Justice
The Ministry has taken over the existing Land Register Books in order to allow continuation of land transactions.
According to regulations promulgated by the Minister of Justice, East Jerusalem lawyers may continue to practice without the need of additional examinations.
7. Ministry for Social Welfare
The Ministry for Social Welfare conducted a study of welfare institutions in East Jerusalem to facilitate continuation of their food distribution activities. In coordination with the Juvenile Court and the Police, arrangements were made for probation Officers to continue their work with children under their care.
In coordination and cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry is basing its activities upon the following:
Continuation of welfare payments at their previous standard, to persons deemed needy by the Jordanian Government;
Registration of new welfare cases since the War;
Opening of a Welfare Bureau in the Old City;
Employment of 5 former Jordanian welfare workers who previously served in East Jerusalem.
The Regional Bureau of the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Municipal Social Department are drawing up a programme for the gradual improvement of welfare services to the level in West Jerusalem.
8. Ministry of Labour
a. Surveys of the various areas within the Ministry's sphere of responsibility are being carried out. These cover cooperative enterprises, vocational education institutions, industrial plants, trades, services and labour relations. With completion of the surveys in the near future, a comprehensive programme of activity will be formulated.
b. Legal aspects concerning the labour situation are being studied - - for example, corporations which were registered under Jordan as cooperative societies, or labour contracts which were registered as collective agreements.
The Ministry will make special budgetary allotments for implementation of its services in eastern Jerusalem.
d. Services offered to the public:
1. A Labour Bureau was openend which operates according to the 1959 Labour Services Law and handles registration of job-seekers. centralization of requests for labour and notification of suitable job-seekers and provision of relief work.
2. Establishing contact with employers (governmental and public bodies during the first stage) to bring to their attention the responsibilities of employers toward their workers and the work-safety regulations (work accidents, building activities, overtime-work hours, etc). The distribution of such information has already started, though communication problems related to the difference between the spoken and written language have arisen.
3. Investigations of work accidents and safety-inspection visits have begun.
4. The Ministry's Public Works Department is executing the following:
Building for the Ministry for Religious Affairs near the Western Wall;
Repairing of the Church at David's Tower;
Repairing of war damage to the Rockefeller Museum;
Completing of government hospital (at Sheih Jarra);
Repairing of war damage to Old City Walls near Damascus Gate;
Constructing of Post Office;
When possible the Department responds to request from various government ministries (Toursim, Prime Minister's Office, etc.) and at present is negotiating with UNRWA concerning work on their buldings.
9. Ministry of the Interior
On June 26, 1967 a census was taken by the Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the Central Bureau of Statistics.
The Ministry has opened a Bureau for registration of citizens and offering necessary services, principally distribution of identity cards.
10. Ministry of Transport
a. After a survey, the Ministry of Transport issued new automobile and drivers licenses (private and commercial vehicles) to East Jerusalem residents. With the exchange of licenses, third person liability insurance was also arranged. The Ministry is preparing qualifications regulations for public transportation.
b. Licenses for operation of buses in East Jerusalem have been issued. Permits are valid for a three-month period, until vehicles are inspected and the traffic schedule organised.
c. The Ministry has made the necessary arrangements for testing all vehicles in the city.
d. The Ministry is conducting a survey of all automobile owners in East Jerusalem. When the survey is completed; the Ministry will decide upon issuance of licenses to East Jerusalem residents, according to the criteria applied in West Jerusalem.
e. The Ministry has permitted the operation of two car rental agencies and, in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism, of touring cars.
f. The Minister of Transport appointed a Commission to study transportation problems resulting from the reunification of the city. The Commission's recommendations will be implemented by the Ministry of Transport, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the Jerusalem Municipality.
11. The Jerusalem Municipality
With the decision to reunite Jerusalem, the Municipality extended all its services to East Jerusalem, though, in reality, vital services were provided immediately after the War.
a. Municipal Services
The Supply of water, the most important municipal service, was resumed with the connection of the water networks of both parts of the city shortly after the War ended. The water allotment of East Jerusalem was increased and a plan for further expansion of the water supply is being executed. The Jerusalem Municipality accepted responsibility for the maintenance of its water sources though these lay outside the municipal area. The Municipality also improved and repaired the water supply system in the villages within her jurisdiction (Shufat and Sur Bahar).
Sanitation and Public Health services were considerably expanded and the Municipality ordered new mechanized equipment and trash containers. The Public Health Department conducted anti malaria examinations and improved municipal health installations.
The Central Bus Station has been repaired and the fire-fighting services reorganised.
The Municipality is devising a plan for those areas which were previously "no-man's-land". As the first step, it has torn down several structures and cleared roads for passage between the 2 parts of the city.
b. Reorganisation of Administration in the United City
1. Municipal departments have been merged and their employees have joined the unified departments. The Departments of Public Health and Sanitation and Municipal Supervision have moved to the East Jerusalem Municipality building.
2. Former employees whose jobs were eliminated by the department mergers were places in a "pool" and efforts are being made to find them other employment.
3. Absorption of workers in government services transferred to the municipality has begun (education, welfare, public health).
4. Labour procedures and registration rules have been set.
II. Activities of Government Ministries concerned with Economic Conditions
1. Ministry of Finance
The Ministries of Finance and Commerce and Industry are working toward the resumption of normal economic activity as rapidly as possible. The Foreign Currency Department has instituted the procedures necessary to handle the requests of East Jerusalem residents. Sections of the Foreign Currency Act are being translated into Arabic, particularly those dealing with tourism in order to facilitate resumption of tourist activities in Jerusalem. The Income Tax and Import Tax Departments have also take all necessary action to permit normal functioning within their spheres of responsibility.
2. Ministry of Commerce and Industry
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is conducting a survey of trade in East Jerusalem. The Ministry is in contact with the Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce which has a membership of 1, 500. Ministry controllers have visited factories and workshops and have advised their owners on such subjects as acquisition of raw materials, import licenses, etc. Food wholesalers are being informed that they must hold permits from the Ministry in order to continue their trade,
3. Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry surveyed and registered all persons connected with tourism in Jerusalem. Representatives of the Ministry met separately with all those involved in the tourist industry in order to gather information and clarify existing problems.
A general survey of hotels was conducted, including establishing the number of rooms and level of services offered. Once hotels were classified according to the system prevailing in Israel, they were permitted to accept tourists. Hotel owners met with Ministry officials and decided upon price levels, which were then published in Israel and abroad, The Ministry of Tourism is processing requests for loans for hotel renovations. ,Negotiations on the Inter-continental Hotel have been concluded and management will pass to the company within a few days.
A new map of Old Jerusalem and a pamphlet on Christian and Moslem Holy Places have been published, as has a booklet on the Jewish Holy Places. A revised pamphlet on Jerusalem is in the final stage of execution and a new publication on Christian pilgrimage is being prepared.
c. Travel Agencies
Temporary permits have been issued to travel agencies which will gradually be exchanged for permanent licenses once the agencies fulfill the Israeli requirements.
d. Tourist Guides
East Jerusalem guides will be able to escort tourists on the basis of a temporary permit. To receive the permanent license, a guide is required to undergo instruction according to existing regulations.
Registration of East Jerusalem stores is in process.
Tours which include all the historical and holy places of the three religions have been organized.
August 25, 1967
B. Activities Report of the Joint Municipality in East Jerusalem - July 1967
Municipal services have been in full operation since 29 June. In fact, they began to function right at the beginning of June, when the municipality was acting as the agent of the Military Government. In providing the services, the following principles were observed:
a. Union of the two parts of the city.
b. Equalisation of services.
c. A standard of services compatible with the needs of the capital of Israel.
The municipality did not co-afire itself to the services which it is required by law and custom to supply. It also dealt with such other matters as care of refugees, repairing war damage, tackling economic and employment problems, transportation, and the safeguarding of the Holy Places.
I. Plans, Surveys and Coordination
1. A provisional programme of activities and a draft budget has been drawn up. After the financial committee had reviewed the draft budget, it was submitted to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Interior and by the end of the month items of its several sections - an ordinary, extraordinary and a development budget - were generally approved.
2 A Population and Housing Census was carried out to gather the data necessary for planning municipal operations and drawing up the tax assessment schedule and the overall system of taxation.
3. A Business Census is being planned for the purposes of statutory commercial taxes and licensing processes.
4. Meetings were held with institutions interested in statistical material, and Jordanian statistical sources, dispersed as a result of the War, were located.
5. Meetings were also held with organs interested in physical and mapping data and again Jordanian sources of information were located and made available.
6. A survey of municipal lands and buildings was conducted and an inventory drawn up. The former municipality's assets and liabilities, were checked, contracts and the system of taxation were examined.
7. A water supply scheme, to be operated until 1969, was prepared.
8. The Falk Project for Economic Research was asked to prepare a medium-term economic, social and cultural development plan, and a "brains trust" was assembled to help the planners in their work.
9. A commission of sculptors and painters, architects and graphic artists was set up to draft directives for "street furnishings" in the Old City such as street signs and lighting.
10. A survey of school premises was conducted with a view to opening the new school year in September.
11. A transport survey was carried out and road building priorities were determined in the light of transport problems arising out of the unification of the City.
12. The municipality was represented in planning teams formed to restore the Jewish quarter of the Old City.
II. Administrative Reorganisation
1. The unification of Departments and the redistribution of workers were completed. The Sanitation and Street Cleaning Department and the Municipal Inspection Department were shifted to the Old City municipal offices.
2. Workers were integrated into Departments; those awaiting integration have been placed in a "pool" and efforts are being made to find suitable employment for them.
3. Integration was begun of Old City civil servants in municipal departments such as education, social welfare, and public health.
4. Work and registration procedures were laid down.
III. Municipal Services
1. Street Cleaning and Sanitation - Garbage disposal was partly rationalised and mechanised. Over 150 people were taken on in this department. New mechanical equipment, garbage containers and dust-bins were ordered. The Sanitation Department of West Jerusalem carried out anti-malarial tests and found many anopheles-infested drains. The abattoir is being overhauled and the garbage dump has been transferred to an empty site east of Anatot.
2. Maintenance of Public Property - Damaged street lamps were repaired and part of war-damaged roads; public parks were put in shape again and repairs of the central bus terminal were started. The fire brigade was reorganised and a temporary station set up at the airport.
3. Town Planning - The demolition of buildings in the former no-man's land was completed. Bubble was cleared away, and dividing barriers were taken down in the Jaffa, Mamilla, St George, Hebron and Bethlehem roads, and Pope's - Mount Zion-Gate Road, and in a temporary track next to Suleiman Road, all of which are now open to traffic. Traffic regulations have been laid down and entry of vehicles into the Old City is barred.
4. Stores and Supplies - The municipal stores were transferred to suitable buildings in the eastern part of the City.
5. Municipal Inspection - Inspection of compliance with municipal by-laws began. At first, municipal inspectors were posted at the entrances to the El Aqsa mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to ensure that visitors behave with due respect, but the Police are now in charge.
6. Miscellaneous - Hebrew names were given to twenty-two streets in the Old City. The by-laws of West Jerusalem were translated into Arabic.
7. Tourism - The Citadel is being cleared so that it may be opened to the public A Tourist Information Office run by the municipality and the Ministry of Tourism jointly has been opened at Jaffa a Gate. The Cave of Zedekiah is under preparation for tourists! visits. Plans for a "son et lumiere" spectacle are under way. The municipality has attended discussions between the Ministry of Tourism and the agencies and parties concerned to deal with the problems of the tourist industry.
8. Water - The networks of the two parts of the city were joined and the amount of water supplied to East Jerusalem was greatly increased. Expansion of the system in East Jerusalem is proceeding according to an approved development programme; consumers were registered and meters are being installed. Besides current maintenance of the sources outside the city Ein Farrah, Ein Fuar, Ein Kelt and Solomon's Pools - the supplies to the villages of Shaafat and Tsur Baher, which are under municipal jurisdiction, were repaired and improved.
IV. National Services
1. Education and Culture - The necessary arrangements were made in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Culture for the commencement of the school year on 1 September. Buildings were prepared, furniture was examined and textbooks were ordered. Meetings were held with the administrative staff and school inspectors, and the public libraries were checked.
2. Youth and Sports - A basketball match has already taken place between teams from l East and West Jerusalem.
3. Social Welfare - The Social Welfare Department are to begin operations shortly: funds and instructions are awaited from the Ministry of Social Welfare.
4. Public Health - Preparations were made for school health services to be extended once the new school year begins. Ten nurses and two doctors will be required. It is also proposed to open at least two Mother-and-Child Clinics in East Jerusalem, and ore in Silwan.
V. Public Relations
Meetings between corresponding professional and social organizations in East and West Jerusalem were arranged, and meetings and tours in the villages incorporated within the municipal bounds were hold. Contact was maintained with ecclesiastical and other organizations principally to assist them in repairing war damage that may have been caused to their buildings. The mayor and his officers made the acquaintance of the new Arab employees of the municipality at a special meeting.
Steps were taken to obtain loan funds for commercial enterprises suffering from a shortage of working capital. Workers referred to the municipality by the Labour Exchange were employed on relief allocations.
Israel officials and other personalities
Dr. Y. Herzog, Director of the Prime Minister's Office
Mr. Abba Eban, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Rabbi Warhaftig, Minister for Religious Affairs
Mr. A. Levavi, Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. A. Lourie, Acting Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Y. Tekoah, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Teddy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem
Mr. J. Gadish, Director of the Arab Department at the Ministry of Education
Mr. D. de Shalit, Ministry of Tourism
Mr. I. Zuriel, Ministry of Tourism
Ambassador A. Chelouche, Director of the Economic Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Menashe Eliachar, President of the Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Carpas, Acting Director of Hadassa Hospital
Mr. Raphael Levi, Assistant District Officer
Hilmi Al-Muhtaseb, Member of the Sharia Court of Appeal
Sa'ad El-Din Alami, Mufti of Jerusalem
Mr. Anwar Zaki Nusseibeh, Lawyer, Member of Parliament for Jerusalem, ex-Minister of Defence, and former Jordanian Ambassador to London
Mr. Anton Attallah, Senator and former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Rauhi al-Khatib, Mayor of East Jerusalem
Dr. George Farah, Director of Augusta Victoria Hospital
Mr. Ayoub Musallam, ex-Minister, ex-Mayor of Bethelem
Mr. Hassan Abdul Fattah Darwish, ex-Member of Jordanian Parliament
Mr. Jalil Harb, Cinema and hotel owner
Patriarch Benedictus of the Greek Orthodox Church
Patriarch Gori of the Latin Church
Patriarch Deridian of the Armenian Church
Monsignor Sepinski, Apostolic Delegate
Archimandrite Antony, Head of the Russian Orthodox Mission in Jerusalem
Archbishop McInnes of the Church of England
Abbot Rudloff (Benedictine), Dormition Monastery
Bishop A. Yossef of the Abyssinian Church
Bishop Bazileus of the Coptic Church
Bishop Qubaim (Arab) of the Anglican Church
Bishop Elias Ziade of the Maronite Church
Monsignor Naoum, Syrian Catholic Church
Father Joseph Alliot (Franciscan), First Assistant to the Custodian of the Holy Land