No 25


The Political Scene (24 June 2002)

President George Bush has decided to postpone unveiling hisvision of a peaceful Middle East after two deadly suicide attacks in Jerusalem on successive days. Thisreportedly includes some sort of intermediate Palestinian statehood, a conceptthat is rejected by both the Israelis and the Arabs, although for verydifferent reasons. The Americans and the Israelis are not happy with the EUs decision to negotiate with Iran on closer economic...