No. 28


The Political Scene

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has presented hiscoalition to the Knesset and has made it clear that the governments firstpriority will be to revive the peace process on both the Palestinian andSyrian/Lebanese tracks. The Palestinian reaction was wary, in sharp contrast tothe encouraging noises coming from Damascus. In Algeria, President AbdelazizBouteflika has pardoned a number of Islamist prisoners and submitted hisamnesty law to the...