Man in The Middle

Facing the facts in the Middle East is often a game of saving face. So how to get around this conundrum: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir insists that he will not sit at a negotiating table that includes a Palestinian representative from East Jerusalem; Faisal al-Husseini, a leading Palestinian activist and Jerusalemite, insists that any Palestinian delegation must include a Jerusalem resident. The face-saving route around the impasse may lie in a house that al-Husseini has just completed in Ayn Siniya, a West Bank village 15 miles north of Jerusalem. Shamir, who has already rejected al- Husseini as a potential delegate,...

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