Middle East: A Pinch of Progress

Israel and Lebanon agree at last on what they will talk about

"I wish to inform you that the delegations have reached an agreement on the agenda." With those words, Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Avi Pazner announced the first hint of progress in the 2½-week-old peace talks between Israel and Lebanon. All it meant was that the two sides had at last agreed on what they are willing to talk to each other about. But in a season when diplomatic progress on the problems of the Middle East has been practically nonexistent, it...

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