Israel Concerned U.S. May Meet PLO
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Israel Concerned U.S. May Meet PLO

A senior security source expressed concern today that current moves for peace negotiations with Jordan may bring the U.S. together with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The source, briefing political correspondents here, said if the U.S., as a result of future negotiations with a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation, agrees to negotiate with the PLO, Israel may find itself in a new relationship with the U.S.

According to the source, Washington believes there are good prospects for negotiations between Israel and King Hussein of Jordan over the future of the West Bank. The Americans also believe PLO chief Yasir Arafat may accept several of their conditions including recognition of Israel’s right to exist in return for official U.S. recognition of the PLO, the source said.


In another development today, the Reagan Administration announced a $250 million economic aid package for Jordan. The package was proposed after the Administration decided to delay a proposal to provide Jordan with $750 million in arms because of strong Congressional opposition.