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5 OCTOBER 1992

The Political Scene

The Israelis have switched from demanding that Syria commit itself to apeace which "stands on its own two feet" to calling for a summitmeeting between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad.Neither suggestion has elicited any response from Damascus, which probablyregards them - correctly - as a transparent attempt to divide and conquer.Iraq's opposition has met in Kurdistan and appears to have achieved the unitywhich has...