MIDDLE EAST: Toward a Just Peace

A formula that offers attainable goals

Suddenly, in the wake of Anwar Sadat's stunning trip to Israel, a Middle East peace settlement is conceivable. New initiatives and attitudes have broken through encrusted layers of inflexible positions, rhetoric and wars. The first steps toward a settlement will presumably be taken at a reconvened Geneva Conference, one that would be conducted in a new spirit of optimism. Even as diplomats who may take part in Geneva begin to worry about the initial, prickly procedural obstacles, others are —once again—starting to formulate what a fair, just and lasting Middle East peace would involve.

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