Framework for the Jewish State:
The New Boundaries of Zionist Aspiration
When Mr. Bevin made his decision to refer the Palestine issue to UN, the sceptics talked about “the political atmosphere” of the United Nations and prophesied that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would commit themselves to support a clean-cut decision. The issue would be submerged in intrigue.
Neither the proceedings nor the report of Unscop have confirmed these doubts and suspicions. On the contrary, the Unscop report is an extraordinarily statesmanlike document. The world press has naturally paid most attention to the recommendations of the majority and the minority. But in fact the most impressive part of the report is the analysis of the Palestine problem with which it begins, and which was unanimously approved by the fourteen members of the Committee.
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