No. 41

9 OCTOBER 2000

The Political Scene

Likud leader Ariel Sharons visit to the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem was intended to produce a violent reaction from the Palestinians, embarrass Prime Minister Ehud Barak and jeopardize the peace process, and it did just that. There has been a steady stream of Arab flights to Baghdad in defiance of American wishes, and another familiar feature of US policy towards Iraq since the end of the Gulf war, the northern no-fly zone, is under threat...