VOL. XL

No. 38

22 September 1997

The Political Scene

US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has completed her first visit to the regionto generally favorable reviews from the Arabs, even though she does not appear to havemade much progress on resuscitating the Syrian track of the peace process or persuadingthe Saudis and others to attend the MENA conference in Qatar. Privately-funded Israelisettlers in east Jerusalem are meanwhile threatening the very tentative d├ętente Mrs.Albright managed to...