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The Political Scene

US Secretary of State James Baker has made it clear that the Likud half ofIsrael's coalition Government is now the only obstacle to US-Egyptian-Israelitalks on elections in the occupied terrtories, but despite pressure from bothWashington and his Labour coalition partners, it is still unsure whether IsraeliPrime Minister Yitzhak Shamir will accept or reject the American initiative. Mr.Baker also had some harsh things to say about Israel's...