No. 26

29 June 1998

The Political Scene

Israel will no doubt shrug off the international criticism occasioned by its latestcampaign to alter the demographic (as opposed to political) status quo in Jerusalem.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to canvass the idea of a referendum onfurther Israeli redeployments, even if the proposal looks increasingly like a non-starter.Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has suffered a setback with the dismissal by the Majlisof Interior...