NO. 10


The Political Scene

As they had promised, the Israelis boycotted the resumption of bilateraltalks with the Arabs in Washington on 4 December, the date proposed by theAmericans, saying that they would not be ready to talk until 9 December. TheArabs, who duly showed up at the site selected for the meetings in order toregister their presence, reacted to being stood up with surprising moderation,perhaps because Israel at first appeared to have gained little by its...