MIDDLE EAST: Getting Ready To Face Carter

Both sides map their strategies

The Foreign Ministers of Israel and the Arab states will begin to arrive in the U.S. next week for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Most of them will have in mind something at least as important as the Assembly agenda: meetings with President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, for which both sides have carefully prepared their strategies.

In a rare show of unanimity, 21 Foreign Ministers of the Arab League last week adopted in Cairo what one Western diplomat called "the last hurrah for the moderates." He meant an eight-point working paper...

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