No. 38

17 June 1996

ThePolitical Scene

Theprospect of Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu becoming Israel'snext prime minister has galvanized the Arabs into holdingtheir first summit since the invasion of Kuwait, promptingthe Americans to lecture the Arabs rather than theIsraelis on the need not to endanger the peace process. Mr.Netanyahu has meanwhile continued to play his cards closeto his chest as he negotiates a coalition - but his clearpreference for an alliance with parties on the right...