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The Middle East Situation

The latest Arab League proposals on ending the Lebanese civil war show amarked deference to Syrian concerns, and while it is probably too early to saythat the writing is on the wall for Gen. Michel Aoun's "war ofliberation," there can be little doubt that his attempt to force theSyrians out of Lebanon before a settlement has been agreed has suffered apotentially fatal setback. Egypt's 10-point "clarification" ofIsrael's proposal for...