- Newsmaker: A shaky cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians broke down today. Gunfire was exchanged and the Israelis broke out heavy weapons, including helicopter gun-ships. In the midst of it all, Madeline Albright, the US Secretary of State, summoned Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat to Paris for talks tomorrow. Marius Deeb was born in Lebanon. He's been a consultant to both private and governmental organizations. He now is Professor of Middle East History and Politics at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.
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