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The Middle East Situation

The European Community (EC) summit in Madrid has produced a collectivestatement on the Arab-Israeli conflict which is a good deal closer toPalestinian ideas about a negotiated settlement than to Israel's, although itwas not the EC's endorsement of an international conference with PLO participation that drew an angry response from the Israelis but its suspiciousattitude towards Mr. Shamir's peace plan, which the Israelis are having a hardtime...