No 37


The Political Scene (15 September 2003)

After further mayhem in Israel and the occupied territories, the Israelis have decided that the answer to their problems is to expel Palestinian President Yasir 'Arafat. Meanwhile Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmud Abbas has resigned and his successor, Ahmad Qurai, is having second thoughts about accepting the job. Campaigning has begun in the Security Council on a new resolution on Iraq. And there was good news and bad news...