Middle East: Tougher Terms for Peace

At the end of the June war, Israel would have been willing to give back most of the land its army had conquered in exchange for one simple document: a meaningful peace treaty with the Arabs. But the Arabs would not deal on Israel's terms, which included face-to-face negotiations—and the terms have since been getting steadily tougher. Just how tough they have become was spelled out last week by Israeli Premier Levi Eshkol. In a major policy speech before the opening session of the Knesset (parliament), Eshkol made it plain, in case anyone has recently had any doubts, that...

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