No. 03

19 January 1998

The Political Scene

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to go to the US to meet withPresident Clinton next week, he has struck two further heavy blows at the already weakenedpeace process. The first, a list of conditions the Palestinians must meet before Israelwill carry out even the downsized redeployment Mr. Netanyahu is proposing, is bad enough.But the second, the definition (but not demarcation) of Israel's "vitalinterests" in the West Bank,...