No. 37

15 September 1997

The Political Scene

Upon her arrival in the Middle East, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright putIsraeli security first in her attempt to restore momentum on the Palestinian track of thepeace process, but not by much, and her public call for a suspension of settlementactivities by Israelis - promptly rejected by the Israelis - broke new ground for theClinton administration. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set the scene for hervisit by coming so...