Caution: Speed Bumps Ahead

To proceed down the road to peace, Israelis and Palestinians still need to resolve differences

Oded Ben-Ami, a senior aide to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, allowed himself a sweet moment of repose the other day. Fresh from Washington, Ben-Ami relaxed with his family during the Jewish New Year, but he had no illusions about the new way of life awaiting Israelis and Palestinians. Both sides have to fill in the blanks of their agreement in principle and figure out precisely how to transfer most government functions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from the occupier to the occupied. "The game remains a puzzle of fitting hundreds of small details together," he said. "You don't have...

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