Nation: Connally's Way

Big John's Middle East plan

Nothing timid about John Connally. The Republican presidential aspirant readily concedes that negotiations for peace in the Middle East are "sensitive and delicate." But in a foreign policy address to the Washington Press Club, the Texan galloped headlong onto that fragile ground last week with a nine-point peace plan of his own. Its basic principles: Israel must stop its "creeping annexation of the West Bank" and abandon all territory it seized in 1967; her Arab neighbors, in turn, must renounce force and terrorism and pledge "stable oil prices" to the Western world. If those conditions are met,...

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