Alpher, Joseph
June 1982
Foreign Affairs;Summer82, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p1110
Academic Journal
This article advises the government of Israel to consider extending unconditional recognition to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as a major representative of the Palestinian people. PLO leader Yassir Arafat should be invited to follow in the footsteps of Egypt's late President Anwar el-Sadat and visit Jerusalem. And the PLO should be summoned to take its seat at the Palestine autonomy negotiations. The act of invitation and recognition should involve no conditions or qualifications--but neither should it imply concessions on Israel's part. The Israel's unilateral recognition of the PLO enhance Israel's strategy of ensuring its own security within safe borders. The PLO is an umbrella organization, embodying a fairly wide spectrum of Palestinian political opinion.


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