No 8

25 February 2002

The Political Scene

The Israeli Prime Minister, ArielSharon, has unveiled a scheme of buffer zones to try to protect Israelis fromPalestinians. His plan is part of an attempt to reassure Israelis that he canbring security to the country despite a week of bloodshed and destruction thattranscended anything either side has experienced in the 17 months of thePalestinian uprising. Saudi Crown Prince 'Abd Allah reportedly has a MiddleEast peace plan a radical one but...