No. 31

4 August 1997

The Political Scene

Another suicide bombing in Jerusalem has delayed - if not derailed - the mostpromising attempt to put the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations back on track since theywere broken off in March. President Hafiz al-Asad of Syria has visited Iran for only thesecond time since 1979.

Suicide Bombing Puts Talks On Hold

Prior to the 30 July suicide bombings in Jerusalem which killed 15 people and woundedmany more, it had looked - briefly - as if the...