No 19


Arab PressReview

(MEES Translation)

Israels Three Choices

The following is an extract from an article by Karim Pakradouni (Chairman of theLebanese Falange Party) entitled Either The Saudi Initiative Or A Third Intifadathat was published in Asharqal-Awsat on 4May:

The ending of theIsraeli occupation of the West Bankhas resulted in two main developments. Firstly, the Bush administration hasdecided to intervene in trying to settle the Palestinian issue after a longsilence,...