VOL. XXXVI

NO. 52

27 SEPTEMBER 1993

The Political Scene

President Asad of Syria has broken his silence with a denunciation ofvirtually every aspect of the PLO-Israeli declaration of principles onPalestinian autonomy. However he also said that Syria will neither oppose norendorse the agreement and remains committed to the peace process. The agreementhas been approved by the Arab League and the Israeli Knesset, andrejectionists on both sides have fallen strangely silent, at least for themoment. The...