NO. 15


The Political Scene

The Americans have made so little progress in reconciling the Egyptian andIsraeli acceptances of Secretary of State James Baker's five-point framework fortalks on the proposed elections in the occupied territories that the meeting ofthe three countries' foreign ministers which was supposed to take place thismonth has been indefinitely postponed, amid thinly-veiled threats that Mr. Bakermay turn his attention elsewhere if his efforts in the...