Middle East: Enter the Big Four

The Middle East has no shortage of prospective peacemakers. Special U.N. Representative Gunnar Jarring has been trying for nearly 16 months to bring about a settlement between Arabs and Israelis. There have been secret meetings in London between Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Jordan's King Hussein, who is scheduled to arrive this week in Washington. Last week representatives of the Big Four met in New York in an effort to succeed where others have failed.

U.N. Ambassadors Charles Yost of the U.S., Armand Bérard of France, Yakov Malik of the Soviet Union, and Lord Caradon of Britain gathered around the...

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