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The Political Scene

Israel's forthcoming parliamentary elections cast a long shadow over the lastround of bilateral peace talks in Washington. In what looked like a cynicalattempt to boost the present government's chances of reelection, the Israeliswere suddenly eager to stop wrangling over procedure and talk substance with thePalestinians, as well as pressing for a further round of talks in Rome beforethe elections take place in June. The Arabs, who could not accept...