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But Barak, well aware of the strength of his political adversaries who oppose any further concessions in peace talks, has pledged to grant no ground to Palestinian territorial claims on Jerusalem, to resist calls for repatriation of Palestinian refugees, and to reject further dismantling of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Hussein Ibish, communications director with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington, D.C., who assesses the chances for success and the price of failure at the Camp David peace talks.
Contact the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee by calling (202) 244-2990 or visit their Web site at www.adc.org
But the National Action Party or P.A.N, which gained seats in both houses of Mexico's legislature failed to win a majority in either body. In order to make good on campaign promises for sweeping changes in the state bureacracy and national police force, Fox, a former Coca-Cola executive, will be forced to forge alliances with representatives of other parties including the PRI and the center left Party of the Democratic Revolution.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with freelance labor journalist David Bacon, who discusses the results of Mexico's national election, and what policies to expect from president-elect Vincente Fox.
David Bacon's articles can be read on his Web site at www.igc.org/dbacon
This latest test was to have provided critical information to President Clinton upon which he was to base a decision on whether or not to deploy the anti-missile system. The July 7 failure comes as concerns about the system's viability have been expressed by growing numbers of scientists, including 50 Nobel laureates who recently signed a statement condemning the missile system. Further doubts about the need for such a system have been voiced by arms control advocates worldwide who fear the deployment of this second generation Reagan-era Star Wars program will spark a new global nuclear arms race.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Tom Collina, arms control and international security program director with the Washington, D.C.-based Union of Concerned Scientists, who examines the latest failed anti-missile test and the political motivation which may be driving the project.
Contact the Union of Concerned Scientists by calling 1-(202) 332-0900 or visit their Web site at www.ucsusa.org
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