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The Middle East Situation

Britain's decision that it too can now talk to the PLO has angered Israel, which may fear that the move heralds a tilt towards the Palestinian position in collective European Community policy, even though the UK remains a relative hard-liner in the EC context. The PLO, meanwhile, faced with the need to keep up the momentum of its drive for an international peace conference, is pursuing a strategy in which European support - and pressure...