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The World : Britain Shifts PLO Stance

In a marked shift in Britain’s attitude toward the Palestine Liberation Organization, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced that her government is ready to meet PLO leaders to enhance the Middle East peace process. Returning from a visit to Jordan, Thatcher said she had agreed that two members of the PLO executive should go to London as part of a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegations for talks. The announcement was denounced by Israeli officials, who accused Thatcher of “legitimizing terrorism.”


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