Informed Sources: May 16, 1994

Arafat: Even Touchier Than We Knew

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres are perturbed by P.L.O. chairman YASSER ARAFAT'S habit of touching them repeatedly to emphasize his points. In January, Arafat even held Peres' hand. "I can't stand it," Peres was overheard to say. When the trio met again last week in Cairo, Rabin and Peres were determined to avoid Arafat's touchy- feely diplomacy. Rabin kept himself out of Arafat's reach, and Peres adopted a policy of staring at the ceiling whenever Arafat walked by.

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