The World: Rabin: 'How Difficult It Is'

Toward the end of his visit to Washington, Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin met with TIME Diplomatic Editor Jerrold Schecter and Jerusalem Correspondent Marlin Levin and assessed his talks with President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger.

Q. Do the U.S. and Israel agree on the issue of P.L.O. recognition at a reconvened Geneva Conference?

A. To the best of my knowledge, the U.S. position is that as long as the P.L.O. does not accept U.N. Resolutions 242 and 338 [which recognize Israel's right to exist], the U.S. will oppose negotiations with the P.L.O. Since...

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