No. 13


The Political Scene

Having failed to persuade Lebanon (and Syria) to help them withdraw from southLebanon on their own terms, the Israelis are now resorting to threats. UN SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan has been in Israel, where he voiced the international community'smisgivings about the current government's intentions towards the peace process. Prior tothe arrival in the region of US envoy Dennis Ross, the Israelis launched a series ofpreemptive strikes at a reported...