No. 14


The Political Scene

US mediator Dennis Ross appears to have made very little headway during his latestforay on the Palestinian track of the peace process, but all the parties concerned appearto be reluctant to call a spade a spade. Israel claims it has accepted Security Councilresolution 425, a claim contested by the Lebanese and Syrians but welcomed by the US. Theassassination of a senior official of the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas could jeopardizethe whole...