MIDDLE EAST: Strain Between Friends

If anyone ever had any doubts, Israel made it clear once again that it has no intention of returning all, or even most, of the Arab territory it seized in 1967. In fact, suggestions that it do so, particularly when they are from friends, only make the Israelis dig in deeper. Last week the Israelis were upset by a U.S. proposal that Israel give back almost all of the territory in return for security provided by an international peace-keeping force. Despite efforts on both sides to keep their disagreement at a low key,...

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