MIDDLE EAST: Geneva: the Palestinian Problem

U.S. policy is shifting on whether to deal with the P.L.O.

"It is obvious to me that there can be no Middle Eastern peace settlement without adequate Palestinian representation." So said President Carter at his Washington press conference, echoing a theme he had stated many times before.

But then Carter went a significant step further. If the Palestine Liberation Organization endorsed United Nations resolutions that implicitly accept Israel's right to exist, he promised, "then we will begin to meet with them and to search for some accommodation and some reasonable approach to...

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