No 12


Arab PressReview

(MEES Translation)

The Ongoing Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The following is an extract from an article by 'Azmi Bishara (Arabmember of the Israeli Knesset) entitled The Darkest Hour Is Before Dawn thatwas published in the Lebanese daily Assafir on 13 March.

The only way to treatthe recent Israeli political maneuver, which involved using the EU as anintermediary to invite Palestinian leaders to a meeting with Shimon Peres andSharon backing down on his...