NO. 5


The Political Scene

Linguistically, the three-day peace conference in Madrid described adescending curve from the diplomatic platitudes of the opening day to thevituperative exchange of recriminations between Israel and Syria on the last. Onmatters of substance, however, things went very much as expected - with oneexception. Both sides put forward maximalist positions, with the Arabsdemanding the exchange of occupied territory (all of it) for peace andPalestinian...