No 35

27 August 2001

ThePolitical Scene

The arrest of Christiananti-Syrian activists in Lebanon appears to have backfired by focusing domesticand international attention on the issue of Syrias continued military presencein the country. A senior Israeli official who suggested that Israel ought toassassinate the families of potential suicide bombers appears to have gone toofar even for the Americans.

Lebanese Crackdown Backfires

Although the full politicalconsequences of the crackdown on...