No 26


The Political Scene

President George Bushslong-awaited speech on the Middle East and particularlyhis call for the ouster of Palestinian Authority President Yasir'Arafat has aligned US policy not justbehind Israel but behind thedemands of the Israeli right wing.The Israelis weredelighted, the Palestinians, Egyptians and Jordanians tried to put a brave faceon things, the Saudis were wary, and the Syrians, whom MrBush singled out in his speech, said nothing at all,...