Political-Military Relationships in the Middle East
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTEBorn in Hungary, Mr. Schweitzer moved to Israel in 1946. From 1949 to 1955 he was a Treasury economist in the Tel Aviv and has since been with Haaretz, first as an economic editor, and then as a senior editor for the national security.SUMMARY Schweitzer is one of the most balanced, thoughtful speakers I have heard in a decade on the relations of Israel and its neighbors and important principles and options for negotiating the conflict. In the post-73 War era the fundamental objective viewed from outside the region is to balance the sovereignty of Arabs with the security of Israel; that is, "If Arabs want land they will have to pay in currency of security meaning trade, shipping, diplomatic recognition." Israel will have to return all land taken in 1967. "If no one loses patience, if no superpower twists arms of one party, operational steps could occur this year." He was promoting Charles Osgood's prescription of "graduated reciprocal reduction in tension" as the route to real peace. His analysis of the roles of Egypt's Sadat, France, and USSR in the region are typical of observers in the United States.