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The Political Scene

PLO Chairman Yasser 'Arafat has managed to gain PNC backing for the currentpeace process while maintaining PLO unity, which is no small achievement in viewof the crossroads at which the Palestinians now stand. The US Congress hasagreed to delay consideration of the housing loan guarantees which theIsraelis tried to push through against the administration's wishes, and althoughit would be premature to say that the American worm has finally turned,...