NEW YORK (Aug. 29)
A delegation of Jewish leaders who met with Secretary of State George Shultz and members of his staff for more than two hours in Washington last Thursday afternoon urged the United States to influence Jordan to join the Middle East peace process and to help “find Palestinians who represent their people” to negotiate with Israel.
Julius Berman, chairman of the Conference of President of Major American Jewish Organizations, who headed the 13-member delegation, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Shultz was most interested in hearing the views of the Jewish leaders.
“We made it clear to him that the PLO had been destroyed not only militarily but politically as well,” Berman said. “We stressed that it is important that the PLO will not be dealt with in any way.”
The meeting with Shultz was part of the Secretary of State’s on-going general consultation with members of Congress, community leaders and private sectors in the effort to develop a future U.S. Mideast policy in the aftermath of the war in Lebanon.
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