MIDDLE EAST: They Aren't Saying Much

But there is still a great deal to talk about.

The chasm of disagreement between Jerusalem and Cairo on the future of the West Bank and Gaza Strip continues to block a possible Middle East peace agreement—much to Washington's dismay. At his press conference last week, President Carter pledged that the U.S. "will not back off" from its determination to work for an Arab-Israeli settlement. He also categorized as "very disappointing" the Israeli government's refusal to concede that sovereignty over the West Bank and Gaza will ever be relinquished. The President then observed,...

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