MIDDLE EAST: Progress and Protest

Breakthrough for Linowitz, bitterness from Arafat

Not a bad start for a new boy. In his second tour of the Middle East since he was named President Carter's special envoy three months ago, U.S. Ambassador Sol Linowitz last week managed at least a minor breakthrough in the stalled talks between Egypt and Israel on autonomy for the West Bank and Gaza. With only four months left before expiration of the May deadline for a Palestinian autonomy plan, which Cairo and Jerusalem accepted in principle at Camp David, the Carter Administration has been anxious to speed up the pace of...

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