No. 42

16 OCTOBER 2000

The Political Scene

The storm that blew up in the occupied territories after Likud leader Ariel Sharon toured the Haram al-Sharif on 28 September has developed into a full-scale hurricane which threatens to rearrange the regional political landscape. The capture by Lebanese group Hizbollah of three Israeli soldiers and the lynching of two other soldiers in Ramallah in the West Bank exacerbated Israels chronic insecurity and ensured that the Israelis feelings of...