VOL. XXXII

NO. 33

22-MAY-1989

THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION

Israel has unveiled a formal peace plan which makes no concessionswhatsoever to Palestinian moderation, and if, as it insists, this is all that ison offer, there is a rough ride ahead, not least in the occupiedterritories,where the Israelis evidently intend to use their proposal to holdelections as a pretext for an escalation of economic and military sanctionsaimed at suppressing the intifada once and for all and/or coercing thepopulation...