No. 6

11 November 1995

The Political Scene

After the 'Amman economic summit, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited Damascus, but he appears to have failed to persuade the Syrians to resume their negotiations with Israel. The jailed spiritual mentor of Hamas has made some extraordinarily moderate noises about the peace process, but the assassination of the leader of Islamic Jihad has not made PLO Chairman Yasir 'Arafat's task any easier as he tries to bring...