Middle East: New Strategy for the West Bank

Israel announces an end to military government

It was a modest success, a resumption of the Palestinian autonomy negotiations after a hiatus of 16 months. Representatives of Egypt, Israel and the U.S. assembled in Cairo last week amid the usual displays of friendship and expressions of optimism. At the close of a two-day meeting at the Mena House Hotel, near the Giza pyramids, they announced a schedule for continuing discussions concerning that most difficult of unresolved questions, the nature of the "full autonomy" promised the Palestinian Arabs of the Israeli-occupied West Bank...

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