No. 23

4 March 1996

The Political Scene

Gen. Husain Kamil (and various relatives) lasted three days in Baghdad. The Palestinian Islamic group Hamas has carried out two more bomb attacks in Israel which have produced an immediate and dramatic improvement in the electoral fortunes of Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, the hard-line leader of the main opposition party, Likud. The position of Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Labour has been further undermined by a shift towards the center by...