NO. 42


The Political Scene

Syria's decision to accept the American format for a peace conference - andperhaps a good deal more than that - has broken the logjam in Washington'slatest attempt to mediate a settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It has alsoput Israel, which has already rejected the US proposals, squarely on the spotand confronted Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir with what may turn out to be amoment of truth. Mr. Shamir has reacted with characteristic...