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The Political Scene

Washington's attempt to convene a conference to settle the Arab-Israeliconflict has received a major boost from two unexpected - but not unrelated -developments. First, in reply to Israel's continued foot-dragging the Americansand Russians announced at the Moscow summit that they intended to co-sponsorsuch a conference in October regardless. Next, Israeli Prime Minister YitzhakShamir changed his mind and accepted the proposals which he rejected...