No 43

22 October 2001

The PoliticalScene

The assassinationof an Israeli minister by a dissident Palestinian group has ended moves todefuse the situation in the occupied territories and raised the possibility ofan all-out Israeli assault on the Palestinian Authority. In the US, the same elementsthat tried (unsuccessfully) to prove Iraqi complicity in the 11 Septemberterrorist assault are now seeking to blame Baghdad for the current anthraxattacks. Saudi Arabia is also under attack in...