Editorial Note

The First Committee of the General Assembly, basing its discussions on a Guatamalan draft proposal GA (II/SS), Annex, page 33, passed a resolution on May 4, by 33 votes to 7, with 13 abstentions. This measure established a subcommittee to formulate and report a proposal concerning a provisional regime for Palestine. The subcommittee was to take into account “(a) Whether it is likely that such proposal [Page 893] will commend itself to the Jewish and Arab communities of Palestine, (b) Whether it is possible to implement this proposal and make it workable, and (c) The approximate cost of such proposal.” The full text of the resolution is printed GA (II/SS), Annex, page 35.