Middle East: Sense Amid the Shambles

Of all the territories seized by the Israelis during the six-day war, the one that lends itself most to negotiation is Jordan's West Bank. The vast majority of its 900,000 Arabs remained there instead of fleeing, and the land they live on is fertile enough to support them. Moreover, many among them are not only capable of, but desirous of, coming to terms with Israel. Since the West Bank was part of Palestine for much longer than it has been part of Jordan, its people have neither a deep loyalty to the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan nor a consuming...

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