NO. 6


The Political Scene

After the wrangling and invective of the three-day public plenary session,the Madrid peace conference got down to business on 3 November with the openinground of bilateral talks - and the Palestinians and Jordanians promptly provideda surprise by meeting with the Israelis while the Syrians were still making uptheir minds whether to do so or not. For thus staking out a position independentfrom Damascus, the Palestinians were rewarded by the...