The World: Palestinians: A New Unity

Arafat's eye is on New York

While Israel's Menachem Begin was diigging in deeper on the West Bank issue, off in Beirut his Palestinian foes last week took a big if unheralded step toward peace. TIME has learned that after extensive negotiations—urged on them, for the most part, by Soviet diplomats—the so-called Palestinian "rejectionists" have decided to end their defiant stand against peace on any terms with Israel and agree with the larger Palestine Liberation Organization on the goal of securing an independent state on the West Bank and in Gaza. The agreement...

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