Conrad is right on the mark when he observes that there are no live Palestinians for Israel to talk with. The reason for this lack, however, is simple. The PLO continues to follow a policy of assassinating any Palestinian who dares to speak of moderation, recognition of Israel or coexistence.
After all the rhetoric has died down, and all the poison pens are dried of their ink, one fact remains incontrovertible. There is no Palestinian leader who is willing to accept the existence of Israel.
PAULA VAN GELDER