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The Political Scene

Israeli settlements were the hot topic during US Secretary of State JamesBaker's latest tour of the Middle East. After further restrictions on thecolonization of the occupied territories were announced before and during hisvisit, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's bottom line appeared to be that nonew settlements of any kind - either "political" or"security" - would be begun but that some 8,700 housing units whoseconstruction has already...