CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1994
Kamal Naffa's article, "A Treaty Must Be More Than Words" (Commentary, Nov. 23), speaks eloquently of the ambivalent Jordanian response to the recent Israel-Jordan treaty. It's difficult for most Americans and Israelis to appreciate the reign of skepticism and suspicion and the reluctance of many Arabs and Arab Americans (Islamic fundamentalists aside) to fully accept the peace accords. We must understand why this remains so. We also agree, strongly, that the peace process must work quickly to work at all. The Mideast partners in growing dialogue must move forward or assuredly they will be moved backward.