Middle East When Adversaries Meet

High in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, Hassan holds talks with Peres

"There is no shame in discussing things with one's enemies." So said Morocco's King Hassan II three months ago. Last week he lived up to those words by meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres. The talks in the Moroccan resort of Ifrane produced little except what one participant described as a promise to "remain in contact." But the fact that the meeting was held at all merits at least a mention in the tortured history of Israel's relations with the Arab world.

Nearly nine years have passed since the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made his famous trip to Jerusalem,...

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