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witness its inability to put an end to the frequent armed clashes between Phalangists and leftist militias. It is therefore natural that the government should accord the highest priority to what President Gemayel has described as the three basic elements of his government's policy: unity of Lebanon, its place in Arab world and support for the Palestinian struggle for a homeland. The presence of Lebanese National Front leader Walid Jumblatt along with Gemayel, at the latter's Paris press conference, Gemayel's statement that Lebanon would not become 'another Egypt' in West Asia, his denunciation of Israeli pressures for a 'peace treaty' and his criticism of 'certain unpatriotic elements' who, he said, arc trying to "separate Lebanon from the Arab League arid to force it to throw itself into Israel's arms' are to be seen as gestures intended to conciliate as well as reassure the Arab states.

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