NO. 43


The Middle East Situation

The Labour party has agreed not to quit Israel's coalition government afterthe cabinet approved a statement affirming that the government peace initiative- including the proposal to hold elections in the occupied territories - standsunchanged. Industry Minister Ariel Sharon's attempt to derail the peace processwould thus appear to have been blocked (although he is not likely to stop tryingon that account), but from his own point of view it...