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The Political Scene

The decision to restore formal links between Egypt and Syria after a 12-yearrupture is scarcely a bolt from the blue, but is nonetheless of considerablepotential significance both internationally and regionally. Most immediately,it will strengthen Egypt's Arab credentials at the forthcoming trilateral talkswith Israel and the US on elections in the occupied territories, in whichIsraeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has made it clear that he...