No. 47

19 August 1996

The Political Scene

Israel and the PLO have resumed negotiations for the first time since the Israeli elections. Syria and Israel have not. Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan has visited Iran and sent a pair of ministers to Baghdad. King Husain of Jordan has finally been received by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

PLO And Israel Resume Talks

On 14 August, Israel's new right-wing government and the PLO resumed formal talks - at a meeting of their...