No. 49

2 September 1996

The Political Scene

Palestinian Authority President Yasir 'Arafat is showing unmistakable signs of distress as the Israelis continue to drag their feet in the peace process while authorizing further settlement activity in the occupied territories. Iraq's Kurds are to have another try at settling their differences peaceably. Dissident Saudi Shi'as have resumed their activities in the US. Turkey and Israel have signed another military cooperation...