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The Political Scene

Israel's attempt to lobby the US Congress into agreeing to housing loanguarantees which the administration opposes has provoked President Bush intocommitting himself to vetoing the measure if it is passed and is fast developinginto the most bruising confrontation between the two countries in recenthistory. Iraq is again obstructing the UN teams overseeing the destruction ofits weaponry. The release of Arab prisoners by Israel has raised...