784A.02/8–3150: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Israel


94. Ur 123 Aug 31. Dept regrets inadvertence not discussing question Jerusalem with McGrath and commends Emb for manner in which McGrath’s official visit handled with Israeli Govt.

With regard Palmer’s visits in Jerusalem, point made by FonOff spokesman is not valid since Palmer member of UN Comm whose seat is Jerusalem by virtue GA Res establishing PCC.

View difficulties being encountered by Emb Dept willing consider modification position but reluctant make any major changes prior consideration Jerusalem question by Fifth GA. What modification wld Emb recommend? What is current practice other missions Tel Aviv re dealings with Israeli Govt officials in Jerusalem?