Israel: Heir Apparent

Israel's politicians agree on few things, and a possible Middle East solution is not usually one of them. Last week, however, Israeli Cabinet members gave broad support to a territorial peace plan that offered for the first time to relinquish some occupied territory. It proposed to turn over to the Arabs the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River but to establish armed Israeli settlements on the commanding Judean heights west of the river to separate the territory from Jordan and guard against infiltration into Israel. If the Jordanians concluded a peace treaty with Israel, they would be guaranteed access...

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