Catching Up on the Middle East

Jimmy Carter calls a conference of scholars and officials

"By bringing together people of reflection and action, the center hopes to encourage better understanding of the is sues facing the Middle East." So said for mer President Jimmy Carter last week as he launched a four-day conference at the new Carter Center of Emory University in Atlanta. The conference featured former President Gerald Ford as cochairman.

Participants included a host of high-ranking officials, scholars and other experts from five Arab countries as well as Israel, the Palestinian community, the U.S., the Soviet Union and...

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