No. 10

10 March 1997

The Political Scene

Israel's demand that the Palestinians should close four officesin Jerusalem preceded a decision on the first of three further redeployments in the WestBank which pleased neither the Palestinians nor Israeli hard-liners. Palestinian Authority(PA) President Yasir 'Arafat, meanwhile, was in the US on a visit which was primarily anexercise in public relations but which produced one potentially significant practicaldevelopment. Turkish Prime...