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The Middle East Situation

After weeks of high-level international diplomacy and continued hostilitiesin Beirut, the Arab League's tripartite peace committee is at least consideringreviving its attempt to defuse the crisis in Lebanon, where Gen. Aoun's riftwith the Americans came to a head with the evacuation of all US embassy stafffrom Christian East Beirut. Efforts to break the deadlock over the Palestinianissue have continued to go round in circles, though...