MIDDLE EAST: A Time Bomb for Israel

Charges of torture and rising West Bank tensions

In an effort to get the stalled Middle East peace talks moving again, the U.S. last week asked both Egypt and Israel to send representatives to a Camp David summit with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. Chances are that both sides will accept, but on Jerusalem's part not without a certain amount of rancor. Reason: in an annual report to Congress on the state of human rights around the world, Vance's State Department alluded guardedly to reports of "systematic" mistreatment of Arab security suspects from the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Although...

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