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  • First Bernadotte Plan (1948)

    last update: 2016-01-31 06:05
    A plan proposed by UN mediator Folke Bernadotte on 28 June 1948 with the purpose of bringing an end to the 1948 War and promoting a settlement to the question of Palestine. The plan was brought forth in light of the truce that began on 11 June. It suggested a settlement along the lines of the Partition Plan adopted by the UN General Assembly in November 1947, with two states, one Jewish and one Arab, forming an economic union, each being in control of its own affairs. Bernadotte suggested a map showing two contiguous states as a basis for border negotiations. The plan did not gain wide acceptance on either side, and Bernadotte proposed a modified plan in September that year, but was assassinated immediately afterwards.