TIME DIALOGUE: Israeli vs. Palestinian: Face to Face

Israelis and Palestinians have much to say to each other, but seldom are their conflicting arguments delivered face to face. Israel continued to boycott the Middle East debate at the United Nations Security Council last week, because the Palestine Liberation Organization was taking part. At week's end Council members were still debating the precise wording of an Arab-sponsored resolution affirming the Palestinians' "inalienable national right" to a homeland. Although the draft resolution also advocated security guarantees for all states in the area—a tacit acknowledgement of Israel's right to exist—the U.S. was...