NO. 4


The Political Scene

In the end, US Secretary of State James Baker had maneuvered the Israelisinto a position in which they simply could not afford to say no to the Madridpeace conference, and after appearing briefly to contemplate the possibility offurther resistance, Israeli Prime Minister caved in and recommended attendanceto the cabinet, which approved it by a large majority. The Israelis are thusgoing to the conference without all the assurances they were...