No. 39

29 September 1997

The Political Scene

Israel has thumbed its nose at the US by announcing further settlement building inthe West Bank, and while the Americans are protesting as loudly as at any time under thepresent administration, the consensus is that they will not take any action. In Algeria aparticularly gruesome massacre near Algiers has impelled the AIS - the armed wing of thebanned FIS - to declare a unilateral cease-fire. The Arab League appears to have decidedto...