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The Middle East Situation

The US is seeking "clarifications" on the Israeli Government'sposition following last week's decision by the Likud party to attach stringentnew conditions to the offer to hold elections in the occupied territories, butdecided in the end not to send a high-ranking delegation to do so lest this beconstrued as outside interference in the current political maneuvering inIsrael. This shows a nicety of feeling which the Israelis rarely display...