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The Middle East Situation

President Mubarak of Egypt and PLO Chairman Yasser 'Arafat have unexpectedly visited Jordan and Iraq together in search of a joint Arab position on regional peace talks prior to the Israeli and American elections and the meeting of the Palestine National Council in Algiers. But, following as it does the series of setbacks the Syrians have suffered since the beginning of the year, the tour was inevitably seen as consultations between an...