NO. 15

9 JANUARY 1995

The Political Scene

Clashes between Palestinians and Israelis and deliberate provocations byIsraeli settlers have cast a further shadow over the peace negotiations betweenIsrael and the PLO. Syria and Israel have exchanged ideas, but little else, inWashington, while King Fahd joined the leaders of Egypt and Syria for athree-way summit in Alexandria. The hijack of a French airbus by AlgerianIslamic militants over Christmas may be about to produce an unexpected...