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Should the U.S. deal with the Palestine Liberation Organization?

Even during one of the holiest times of the year, the bloodshed would not stop in the Holy Land. From secret locations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip last week, leaders of the Palestinian uprising issued leaflets addressed to their stone-throwing followers. The order: step up the violence on Land Day, the twelfth anniversary of the deaths of six Israeli Arabs who were killed while they protested Israeli government confiscation of their property. Anticipating trouble, Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin took the unprecedented step of sealing off the West Bank and Gaza for three days. He warned of harsher measures to...

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