NO. 40


The Middle East Situation

The decision by the Central Committee of the right-wing Likud party to coupleits acceptance of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's peace plan with aninterpretation of the proposals which is probably unacceptable to the US, letalone the PLO, has left a question mark hanging over the future both of Israel'scoalition government and of the current US attempt to negotiate a settlement ofthe Arab-Israeli conflict. The Likud move was generally...