World: One Step Toward a Stable Peace

A proposal for the West Bank and Gaza Strip

In the deadlocked debate over the future of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, there is considerable merit in the arguments on both sides. Israelis have legitimate worries about security, while there is a growing world consensus that the Palestinians have a moral if not a juridical right to a homeland of their own.

TIME herewith offers a proposal for resolving the Palestinian problem that takes into account both Israeli fears and Arab aspirations. The plan, which draws on the views of experts in the U.S.,...

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