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The Middle East Situation

The publication by a senior PLO figure of an article on Palestinian (asopposed to PLO) aims and policies which is strikingly moderate in both tone andcontent has touched off a storm of controversy in the Middle East, particularlyon the issue of direct talks between the PLO and Israel, while attracting thenotice of the US State Department. PLO Chairman Yasser 'Arafat has refused to bedrawn on the question of whether he endorses the...