Middle East: New Search for Unity

The Arabs try to find a common approach to an accommodation with Israel

It was a timeless ritual of power and brotherhood. Dressed in the long, flowing arbayas of Bedouin chieftains, Saudi King Khalid, Crown Prince Fahd and Prince Abdullah sat in a sumptuous lounge at Riyadh International Airport last week and awaited their royal guests. One by one, special jetliners landed, carrying the rulers of the five Persian Gulf nations that, along with Saudi Arabia, constitute the Gulf Cooperation Council (G.C.C.).* Fahd and Abdullah emerged onto the shimmering tarmac to greet each...

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