UN Mediator for Palestine

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UN Mediator for Palestine

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The task of the Mediator was to negotiate armistice agreements with Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Ralph J. Bunche was appointed as Acting Mediator after the assassination of the Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, in September 1948.

Headquarters officials whose files are represented include Colonel Thor Bonde, General Aage Lundstrom, General William E. Riley, the Central Truce Supervision Board, Special Truce Investigation Team, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Political Advisor to the Chief of Staff, Legal Advisor to the Chief of Staff H. Courtney Kingstone, and senior United Nations Military Observers.

Also included are the same types of documents from the files of Henry Vigier, who was Personal Deputy of the Acting Mediator and Principal Secretary; representatives in Tel Aviv; J.J. Cebe-Habersky, who was Representative of the Mediator in Syria and Lebanon in Beirut; Pable de Azcarate, who was Representative of the Mediator in Cairo; and the Disaster Relief Project in Beirut, Lebanon, and Amman, Jordan. Of note are some reports of Count Folke Bernadotte in the files of Pable de Azcarate.


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