Middle East Economic Survey


No 42


Political Comment (18 October 2010)

The Arabs have set a one-month deadline for the Americans and Israelis to resuscitate direct peace talks with the Palestinians by extending the moratorium on settlement building on the West Bank. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Lebanon has delighted Lebanon's Shi'a community and annoyed the Americans.

One Month Deadline For Settlement Freeze

The upshot of Palestinian President Mahmud...