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The Political Scene

Israeli Trade Minister Ariel Sharon has resigned and other hard-liners inPrime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Likud party are in quasi-revolt over thecoalition Government's handling of the current peace process. Labour has beenemboldened by these developments to set a deadline for a decision on thenegotiations with Palestinians on elections in the occupied territories, and theAmericans also appear to be putting discreet pressure on Mr. Shamir to...