"Constantly Rebuffed but Never Discouraged"
Hammarskjold has always been dubious that the Palestine problem was soluble unless it could be lifted above intra-Arab politics and rivalries. The "good neighbor" resolution was a chance to moderate those disputes. When the Assembly unanimously approved the Arab draft, Eban arose to say it was his understanding that all member states in the Middle East-- Arab and non-Arab--"will fall under the clear applicability of these principles."
This was also Hammarskjold's view, but he did not press it very loudly. Israel was the great unmentionable at the emergency session on Jordan and Lebanon, but the Arab-Israeli dispute was never far from the thoughts of all the major participants-- especially Hammarskjold.
The Suez crisis over, he had set about repairing his relationship with Israel. The authority of the Secretary-General derives from his firm independence and objectivity, but if he is to re-