1 September 1997
The Political Scene
As Hizbollah and the Israelis swapped blows in south Lebanon and Palestinians riotedin the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the "new MiddleEast" to be a thing of the past, and it looks as if only forceful Americanintervention can now save the peace process. Iran and Europe are cautiously investigatingthe possibility of mending their fences.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on 28...