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What Chance for Arab-Jewish Accord?
The Basic Issues That Must Be Resolved

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Eyes are now turned towards the Aegean island of Rhodes, with its medieval Crusaders’ fortress, and men ask: will the history of Palestine record a “Peace of Rhodes”? Will the name of this island be linked in the future with the beginning of a new and happier era, in which old feuds and nationalist hatreds will be forgotten, and enemies join hands in a great enterprise to develop and enrich an ancient soil?

Many people are sceptical as to the chances of one man’s being able to bring about what has proved impossible in the past. Yet that man is a man of wisdom and justice, and he wields the authority of the supreme international body. All parties concerned must realize by now what is at stake if he fails. The odds, it seems to me, are in favor of success.

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