NO. 12

19 DECEMBER 1994

The Political Scene

The Israelis continue to obfuscate on the issue of the redeployment of theirtroops prior to elections in the occupied territories. Syria and Israel are toexchange ideas but not, the Syrians insist, to negotiate in Washington. TheArabs took their disputes with them to the Islamic summit in Casablanca.Ayatollah Khamene'i is not to be Shi'ism's Marja Taqlid after all.

Redeployment: An Issue That Will Not Go Away

PLO Chairman Yasir 'Arafat,...