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  • June 10, 1998

    In Cairo, Pres. Mubarak, Saudi FM Prince Saud al-Faysal discuss peace process, possible Arab summit. (MENA 6/10 in WNC 6/11; MENA 6/12 in WNC 6/15)

    In Gaza, Arafat, Jordanian PM Majali...

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  • May 20, 1998

    A day after PM Netanyahu leaves the U.S., Labor Chmn. Barak arrives in Washington for talks with U.S. officials on the peace process. (MM 5/22)

    EU reps. meet with Israeli Finance M Yaakov...

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  • May 7, 1998

    U.S. special envoy Ross leaves for Israel to hold last-minute talks with PM Netanyahu on possible "face-saving ideas" that would "redefine a part of the 13%" of the West Bank fr....

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  • August 5, 1997

    At the PA's request, the Arab League calls an emergency session in Cairo to discuss events in Israel, the occupied territories. Mbrs. issue an unusually harsh statement, accusing Israel of...

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  • June 19, 1997

    Iranian pres. Rafsanjani sends Health M Ali Reza Mirandi to Iraq to invite Saddam Hussein to attend the 12/97 Organization of the Islamic Conference mtg. in Tehran. Mirandi also brings a message...

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  • August 24, 1993

    PLO reportedly firing locally hired employees at PLO diplomatic missions, asking redundant Palestinian representatives to resign. (AFP 8/24 in FBIS 8/24)

    Jordan's King Hussein, in interview...

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  • May 29, 1993

    PFLP claims responsibility for 5/28 Hebron stabbing. (AFP 5/29 in FBIS 6/1)

    'Abd al-Salam al-Majali, head of Jordanian delegation to peace talks with Israel, is appointed PM, FM, DM, forms...

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In Cairo, Pres. Mubarak, Saudi FM Prince Saud al-Faysal discuss peace process, possible Arab summit. (MENA 6/10 in WNC 6/11; MENA 6/12 in WNC 6/15)

In Gaza, Arafat, Jordanian PM Majali discuss peace process, possible Arab summit. Majali hands Arafat a letter fr. King Hussein, outlining Netanyahu's position on FRD as transmitted to the king via Israeli DM Mordechai on 6/7. (JTV 6/10 in WNC 6/12; Shihan 6/27 in WNC 6/30; al-Dustur 7/1 in WNC 7/2) 

Syrian FM Shara` meets with PLO Exec. Comm. mbr. and Arafat adviser on refugee affairs As`ad `Abd al-Rahman to reopen discussion on refugee issues. (RMC 6/12 in WNC 6/15)

During their 2d day of talks, Iran, Turkey sign memorandum of understanding on setting up a joint chamber of commerce, beginning engineering and technical cooperation on natural gas. (IRIB Television 6/10, MENA 6/11 in WNC 6/12; IRNA 6/11, 6/13 in WNC 6/17)

In Hebron district, IDF bulldozes 70 dunams of Palestinians orchards, saying it has warned Palestinians not to farm "state land." Trees on the land were 5+n10 yrs. old. (Christian Peacemaker Teams press release 7/14)

In East Jerusalem, Israeli peace activists protesting settlement activity clash with Israeli police. (CSM 6/11)

Some 50 Christian human rights activists stage sit-in to protest settler's occupation of Silwan homes 5/8. (WT 6/11)

A day after PM Netanyahu leaves the U.S., Labor Chmn. Barak arrives in Washington for talks with U.S. officials on the peace process. (MM 5/22)

EU reps. meet with Israeli Finance M Yaakov Neeman to discuss Israel's practice of exporting goods fr. the occupied territories with "Made in Israel" labels. (JP 5/30; see also AFP [Internet] 5/19)

In Amman, the PA, Jordan open 2 days of talks on the peace process, coordination btwn. the PC and parliament. Separately, PA Planning M Shaath, Jordanian PM `Abd al-Salam al-Majali discuss peace process, U.S. mediation (see 5/19). (JTV 5/20, RJ 5/21 in WNC 5/23; JTV 5/21 in WNC 5/27)

A panel of 9 Israeli High Court judges holds hearing on 6 petitions by Palestinian prisoners challenging the use of torture in interrogations by Israeli security services. Intelligence representatives testify that use of "moderate physical pressure" has prevented anti-Israeli attacks. (WP 5/21; NYT 5/22; LAW 5/23)

Hamas spiritual leader Shaykh Ahmad Yasin arrives in Syria fr. Yemen. (MENA 5/21 in WNC 5/23; MM 5/22; al-Quds al-Arabi 5/22 in WNC 5/27; PR 5/29)

U.S. special envoy Ross leaves for Israel to hold last-minute talks with PM Netanyahu on possible "face-saving ideas" that would "redefine a part of the 13%" of the West Bank fr. which the U.S. proposes Israel withdraw, allowing Netanyahu to accept the U.S. FRD plan and come to Washington 5/11. (MM, NYT, WP, WT 5/8) (see 5/6)

Arafat stops in Cairo to brief Mubarak on London talks. (MENA 5/7 in WNC 5/8)

In Amman, PA Local Government M Erakat briefs PM Majali on London talks. (RJ 5/7 in WNC 5/8) (see 5/6)

Urged to do so by the Israel's amb. to the UN Dore Gold, CPMAJO convenes emergency session to vote on whether to issue a public criticism of the Clinton administration. Motion fails by a wide margin. (WP 5/8; YA 5/8 in WNC 5/11; WT 5/9) (see 5/6)

Clinton gives 1st speech to an American Arab organization (the Arab American Institute) by a sitting U.S. pres. (MM, WT 5/8, MM 5/13)

After 2 wks. of negotiations, Moledet leader Ze'evi turns down Netanyahu's invitation to joint the coalition government. (Vesti [Tel Aviv] 5/12 in WNC 5/13; JP 5/16) (see 4/20)

Kuwait frees 6 of 13 Jordanian detainees pardoned 4/26. (JTV 5/7 in WNC 5/11) (see 5/5)

At the PA's request, the Arab League calls an emergency session in Cairo to discuss events in Israel, the occupied territories. Mbrs. issue an unusually harsh statement, accusing Israel of bringing the 7/30 violence upon itself. (WP 8/5)

In Amman, Arafat meets with PM Majali, returns to Gaza. (RJ 8/5 in WNC 8/6)

The U.S. urges Israel to practice restraint in dealing with the Palestinians following the 7/30 bombings, not to take security steps (such as withholding tax money) that will undermine the PA. (NYT 8/5; WT 8/6)

In Cairo, Pres. Mubarak meets with Israeli FM Levy, encourages Israel to go ahead with peace talks as the only way to avoid future "terrorism." (MM 8/5; RE 8/5 in WNC 8/6; RJ 8/5, RE 8/6 in WNC 8/7; NYT, WP, WT 8/6; MM 8/8)

IDF arrests 11 more Palestinians, demolishes 3 Palestinian homes nr. Hebron for allegedly being built without a permit; 1 home was built in PA-controlled area B, with a PA permit. (MM 8/5; LAW, NYT 8/6)

IDF shells suspected Hizballah bases in the Biqa` Valley, n. Lebanon, killing 2, wounding 4 Lebanese civilians. (MM 8/5; RL 8/5 in WNC 8/6; NYT 8/6)

In s. Lebanon, a roadside bomb is detonated as a car passes, killing 1 Lebanese civilian. Israel files a complain with ILMG, blaming Hizballah. Hizballah denies the claim. (MM 8/5; Voice of the South 8/5 in WNC 8/6; Voice of the South 8/6 in WNC 8/7)

Iranian pres. Rafsanjani sends Health M Ali Reza Mirandi to Iraq to invite Saddam Hussein to attend the 12/97 Organization of the Islamic Conference mtg. in Tehran. Mirandi also brings a message asking Hussein to make a good-will gesture by releasing some of the 5,000 Iranian POWs taken during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. (MM 6/20)

In Amman, PM Majali receives Iraqi PM Tariq `Aziz for talks on bilateral relations. (RJ 6/19 in WNC 6/24)

Labor party leaders hold strategy session, decide not to form unity government with Likud "under any conditions," agree to maintain continuous contact with other Knesset factions so as to exploit the rift within the Likud. (ITV 6/19 in WNC 6/23)

U.S. investigators report that 2 Hasidic Jews fr. New York, suspected of laundering huge quantities of drug money for a Columbian drug cartel, recently purchased millions of dollars worth of land nr. the settlements of Mahseya, Zanoah in the Jerusalem corridor. The atty. who represented the Hasidim in the land deals is Shlomo Deri, brother of Shas's Arye Deri. (YA 6/19 in WNC 6/20)

Turkey pulls more troops out of n. Iraq, says military action against the PKK will continue. (MM 6/19) (see 6/14)

In s. Lebanon, residents of Jazzin appeal to the government, ILMG investigate the 6/18 explosion; ILMG says it will do so 6/23. Later, the SLA raids Jazzin, arresting civilians on charges of collaborating with Hizballah. (RL 6/19 in WNC 6/20; RL 6/20 in WNC 6/23; MM 6/26, 6/27)

10 Jordanian opposition parties, not incl. the Islamic Action Front (IAF), announce they are forming a united list for the 11/97 elections. (Star 6/12 in WNC 6/13)

PLO reportedly firing locally hired employees at PLO diplomatic missions, asking redundant Palestinian representatives to resign. (AFP 8/24 in FBIS 8/24)

Jordan's King Hussein, in interview, criticizes PLO for not coordinating with Amman on "Gaza-Jericho lst" proposal. PLO Chmn. Arafat meets Hussein, Jordanian PM al-Majali to work out differences. Joint Jordanian-Palestinian Comm. for Econ. Affairs holds 1st meeting in Amman. (MM 8/24, 8/25; Radio Jordan 8/24 in FBIS 8/25)

Faisal Husseini denies advocating Palestinian national salvation govt. in 8/22 Hebron speech. (al-Quds 8/25 in FBIS 8/25)

Israeli FM Peres, in Copenhagen, denies Yediot Aharonot report that he met with PLO official in Stockholm previous week, saying "I met only Swedes." (MM 8/24)

Israeli PM Rabin rejects GAO criticism of Arrow program, denies Israel transferred U.S. technology to 3d parties. (Qol Yisra'el 8/24 in FBIS 8/24; WT 8/25)

Alleged collaborator murdered in Qabatiya, West Bank. (Qol Yisra'el 8/25 in FBIS 8/25)

PFLP claims responsibility for 5/28 Hebron stabbing. (AFP 5/29 in FBIS 6/1)

'Abd al-Salam al-Majali, head of Jordanian delegation to peace talks with Israel, is appointed PM, FM, DM, forms cabinet to succeed PM Sharif Zayid bin Shakir. (RJN 5/29 in FBIS 6/1)