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Middle East Peace Plans
Middle East Peace Plans
Edited by Willard A. Beling
St. Martin's, 1986, 240 pp

Useful summary statements on how Israel, the PLO, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., the European Community and the U.S.S.R. look on the question of Arab-Israeli settlement and terms of peace. Syria and Jordan are left out. Surprisingly perhaps, the assorted peace plans have many similarities; unsurprisingly, they have equally slight chances of realization. Papers on Lebanon (quite enlightening) and on the Iraq-Iran war (less so) are added to broaden the Middle East war-and-peace picture. Among the well-qualified contributors are Don Peretz, Helena Cobban, William Quandt and R. D. McLaurin.