NO. 29


The Middle East Situation

King Husain of Jordan's visit to Washington has provided the opportunity forsome heavy US lobbying for elections in the West Bank and Gaza, which theAmericans evidently now see as the starting point for a peaceful settlement ofthe Arab-Israeli conflict. At the same time, administration officials havemade it clear that while they agree with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamirthat elections should be held to select representatives to...