NO. 22


The Political Scene

US Secretary of State James Baker has finally laid it publicly and squarelyon the line on the housing loan guarantees the Israelis are seeking; as far asthe administration is concerned, the Israelis may have the guarantees only ifthey halt the colonization of the occupied territories. The Israelis inresponse produced all kinds of implausible reasons why the US should finance theviolation of its own policies, and put their lobby in Washington on a...