The Political Scene
Despite - or perhaps because of - the October deadline for a peaceconference, Israel is pressing ahead with its request for $10bn in US loanguarantees to be used to finance immigration. Iraq's new law on politicalparties is not likely to change much about the way the country is ruled. Kuwaithas approved a defense treaty with the US and Lebanon has signed what may or maynot be a defense agreement with Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak...