No. 30

28 July 1997

The Political Scene

PA President Yasir Arafat at first sounded upbeat about his meeting with IsraeliForeign Minister David Levy in Brussels, but quickly changed his mind. A bill which wouldalmost certainly deal the coup de grĂ¢ce to the negotiations with Syria has passed itsfirst reading in Israel's Knesset. It turns out that the Algerian Government's decision tofree the leader of the Front Islamique du Salut, Mr. Abbasi Madani, is a good deal lessunconditional than...