The events in the Persian Gulf in 1990-91 brought the Palestinian question into sharp relief. What seemed a clear case of aggression that should have caused no dissension was complicated by the fact that the government of Iraq, which had invaded Kuwait, declared that it would discuss withdrawing from Kuwait only in the context of a conference that would consider as well the withdrawal of Israel from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of the Jordan River, Arab territories it occupied in 1967.



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