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The Middle East Situation

Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Arens' talks in Washington with US officialsproduced the usual bland assertions of harmony and goodwill. But when USSecretary of State James Baker suggested in a flurry of double negatives the dayafter meeting with Mr. Arens that in order to achieve a meaningful peace in theMiddle East Israel might in the end have to deal directly with the PLO, he notonly touched a very raw Israeli nerve but also appeared to...