Will Palestine's Peace Dividend Buy Peace?

Although the ceremony was interrupted by unseemly last-minute haggling, Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yassir Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin finally signed an agreement in Cairo on May 4 for Palestinian self-rule. The Israelis will now withdraw their troops from the West Bank town of Jericho and from much of Gaza. Police duties and civil administration of these areas will soon be handed over to Arafat's followers.

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