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The Middle East Situation

As the Israeli cabinet attempts to work out a compromise plan for electionsin the occupied territories to present to the Americans, Prime Minister YitzhakShamir has seemingly made the elections conditional on a renunciation by thePalestinians of any independent state in the West Bank and Gaza. If the IsraeliPrime Minister is serious, he may be in for a collision with the US, which,while hardly an advocate of Palestinian independence,...