Middle East: The Time Is Now - If Ever

Hoping for an autonomy agreement, Haig joins the talks

For several weeks, the Reagan Administration has been considering the appointment of a new special negotiator on the Middle East. Last week U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig proposed a candidate for the job: himself. At the close of a three-day fact-finding trip to Cairo and Jerusalem, Haig announced that he would take a direct hand in trying to bring about a Palestinian autonomy agreement between Egypt and Israel, preferably within the next three months. Toward that end, he has decided to return to...

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