The Middle East’s Moment of Truth

JERUSALEM: Whatever the outcome of the summit convened by President Clinton at Camp David between Prime Minister Ehud Barak of Israel and PLO Chairman Yassar Arafat, one thing is clear: the moment of truth for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations has arrived. Defections from Prime Minister Barak’s government and coalition, including the resignation of his foreign minister, David Levy, who refused to accompany Barak to Washington, will make the negotiations even more dramatic.