VOL. XXII

NO. 10

12-DECEMBER-1988

The Middle East Situation

Despite the furore over Washington's refusal to grant him a visa, PLOChairman Yasser 'Arafat is pressing ahead with the Palestinians' current peacedrive and has again seized the initiative at a meeting with representatives ofAmerican Jewish groups in Stockholm that resulted in a joint statement which isto all appearances the explicit recognition of Israel the US has for so longdemanded as the price for direct contacts with the PLO....