World: The Risks of New Policies

If the fedayeen continue to grow, they could so embitter an already desperate situation that a peace settlement might become impossible and a new war likely. To avoid such a showdown, Washington may be forced to reconsider its official policy of leaving the Israelis and Arabs to settle their own affairs and join with the Russians in an attempt to impose a peace settlement. The Administration already feels that Israel's discussions of various plans for settling occupied territories is a diplomatic blunder, reinforcing Arab claims that Israel is bent on expansion and likely...

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