No. 33

18 August 1997

The Political Scene

So precarious is the situation on the Palestinian-Israeli track that US specialenvoy Dennis Ross's latest regional rescue mission could be (and was) seen as a successinsofar as it did not derail the negotiations altogether. However, it clearly failed toresolve the confrontation between Israel and the Palestinians over "security,"leaving US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's proposed visit to the region facing anuncertain future - and even...