World: The Points at Issue in the Hostile Middle East

QHOULD Israel and the Arab states agree to stop shooting and start talking, the mechanism that will get the negotiations under way will be a letter —already drawn up—from Swedish Mediator Gunnar V. Jarring to United Nations Secretary General U Thant. In the letter Jarring will report that the parties involved are ready to designate representatives "to discussions to be held under my auspices." The purpose of the discussions, the Jarring communique will state, will be "to reach agreement on the establishment of a just and lasting peace between the U.A.R., Jordan and...

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