No. 13

31 March 1997

The Political Scene

As Israeli-Palestinian relations continue to teeter in thebalance, the Americans have sent mediator Dennis Ross back to the region to see if thepeace process can be salvaged. The Israelis are accusing the Palestinians of"political terrorism" because Oman and Qatar are now threatening to reverse(rather than just freeze) the normalization of relations with Israel. The US - in the formof Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - has for the first...