MIDDLE EAST: No to the P.L.O.

A black September?

All the omens suggest that September will be a difficult—and possibly decisive—month for the Israelis and the Arabs.

Amid dimming hopes that Geneva peace talks can resume this year, the Israelis made it official last week that they would not negotiate with the Palestine Liberation Organization under any circumstances. A few days later, as representatives of the 21 member nations of the Arab League gathered in Cairo, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al Faisal, insisted that his country will back every effort to set up a Palestinian state on...

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