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The Middle East Situation

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir has for the first time mentioned apossible role for the UN in peace negotiations, although one seeminglyrestricted to inviting the Arabs to negotiate directly with Israel. In Lebanon,the latest fighting between the rival Shi'ite militias Amal (backed by Syria)and Hizbollah (sponsored by Iran) has had little apparent effect on thestrategic alliance between Damascus and Tehran, which the Syrians seem...