No. 19

11 May 1998

The Political Scene

Can it be that Washington has ended its long retreat in the face of Israeli PrimeMinister Benjamin Netanyahu's intransigence and has finally drawn a line in the sand?After US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright failed to win Mr. Netanyahu's acceptance ofa 13% second redeployment (already accepted by the Palestinians) at meetings in London on4-5 May, the Americans invited Mr. Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President YasirArafat to meet with...