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The Political Scene

The collapse of Israel's coalition government means that the country is nowentering what may prove to be a prolonged period of political bargaining duringwhich no decision on US proposals for talks on elections in the occupiedterritories can be taken, which may be why Likud chose to bring the governmentdown rather than agree to the American initiative. Whatever the reason for thecoalition's disintegration, it is hardly likely to do much for...