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The Middle East Situation

The US has opted to accept assurances from Israeli Prime Minister YitzhakShamir that the government's plan to hold elections in the occupied territoriesstands unchanged, but this may reflect Washington's anxiety over the fate ofIsrael's National Unity coalition rather than a sincere conviction that theelections proposal has not been damaged by the Likud party's decision to marryit to conditions unacceptable to the PLO. The Labour half of...