No. 15

9 APRIL 2001

The Political Scene

The Arab summit in'Amman failed to resolve the question of what to do about Iraq but produced a tentative rapprochement between the Syrians and Palestinians. The Americans have described new settlement activity in the west Bank as "provocative."

Iraq Turns Down Summit Compromise

The 27-28 March Arab summit in 'Amman was billed in advance as an exercise in the "philosophy of the possible rather than the ideal," but as far as concerned the main item...