Middle East: A Little Bit For Everyone

A Little Bit For Everyone

Even without Palestinian participation, last week's 26-nation conference on Middle East regional issues made progress at its opening session in Moscow. ! Israel counted it a diplomatic victory simply to sit at the negotiating table with 11 Arab countries, including Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The European Community, Japan, China and Canada were also represented in the Russian capital.

Because they agreed to get down to specific business in April or May, all the participants could claim some success. Negotiators will then gather as working groups in five countries to discuss Middle East refugee problems, economic cooperation, arms control, protection of...

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