NO. 22


The Middle East Situation

US Secretary of State George Shultz flew in, shuttled, flew out, and flewback again as he canvassed the latest US peace initiative, inspired by thecontinuing insurrection in Gaza and the West Bank. Despite the decision toreturn, there was little evidence of progress, with the Arab side in some casesexpressing interest but not acceptance and the Israelis bitterly divided overthe basic principles involved. In the Gulf war, Iraq sprung a...