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December 1, 1976
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Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky said Monday “the time was ripe for direct Jewish-Arab contacts” in a new effort to settle the Middle East conflict. Speaking at a news conference, Kreisky said he discussed the problem with Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin last weekend at the Socialist conference in Geneva. “Rabin told me he welcomed any Jewish-Arab contacts with the exception of contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization.” Kreisky expressed confidence that there is a chance to settle the conflict between Israel and Egypt and between Israel and Syria “if the right timing can be found.”

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