The P.L.O. recognizes the right of the state of Israel to exist in peace and security.
-- Letter signed in Tunis by Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat
The Government of Israel has decided to recognize the P.L.O. as the representative of the Palestinian people.
-- Letter signed in Jerusalem by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
Plain words, devoid of the electricity of "All men are created equal" or "Liberty, equality, fraternity" or "Workers of the world, unite!" Certainly the image of Rabin and Arafat, once implacable enemies, standing together on the White House lawn captures the drama of the moment...