Can The Mideast Find Its Way Out Of An Economic Desert?

The Middle East is passing milestones so fast they hardly draw notice. A peace accord between Israel and Jordan, signed one year ago, led to a trade accord between the two on Oct. 25. And the agreement between the Palestine Liberation Organization's Yassir Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Sept. 27 is leading to a pullback of Israeli troops from the occupied West Bank.

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