Palestinians Show New Pragmatism as Mideast Peace Talks Approach
Peter Ford, writer of The Christian Science Monitor and Lamis Andoni, The Christian Science Monitor
NEW signs of unusual flexibility on the part of Palestinian leaders, as they prepare for renewed Middle East peace negotiations, have raised hopes here that an agreement with Israel might prove easier than expected. But their apparent pragmatism has prompted fears among many Palestinians that such an agreement might not satisfy their aspirations to statehood and would increase violent conflict among them.
These fears are heightened by the Palestinian Liberation Organization's new readiness to accept American advice to agree with Israel on small, practical steps toward Palestinian autonomy, rather than insisting on Israel's acceptance of broad concepts.
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Publication information: Article title: Palestinians Show New Pragmatism as Mideast Peace Talks Approach. Contributors: Peter Ford, writer of The Christian Science Monitor and Lamis Andoni - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 14, 1992. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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