VOL. XXXVI

NO. 12

21 DECEMBER 1992

The Political Scene

Israel's decision to deport more than 400 Palestinians after the killing ofan Israeli policeman by the Islamic resistance group Hamas has attractedinternational condemnation and forced the PLO to suspend Palestinianparticipation in the bilateral peace talks. Worse still from Israel's point ofview, Lebanon's refusal to cooperate and the prospect of imminent SecurityCouncil action threatens to turn the international spotlight on Israel's...