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  • July 1, 1998

    PM Netanyahu's security cabinet holds session to discuss the "growing Palestinization and religious radicalization among Israeli Arabs." (MA 7/7 in WNC 7/13)

    Israeli pres. Weizman, PM...

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  • June 11, 1998

    Arafat appeals to PC to delay no-confidence motions over government mismanagement set for 6/15, agrees to reshuffle the EA. (WP 6/12; MEI, PR 6/19; PR 6/26; MEI 7/3) (see 6/9)

    IDF grants...

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  • July 18, 1996

    On his 1st visit to an Arab capital since his election, Israeli PM Netanyahu meets with Egyptian Pres. Mubarak in Cairo. (MM 7/18; MENA, QY 7/18 in FBIS 7/18; IDF Radio, ITV, MENA, RE 7/18, MENA 7...

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  • February 20, 1994

    Mourners at Ashkelon funeral of Zipporah Sasson chant "death to Arabs!" but cabinet declines to close off o.t., FM Peres saying "there is no need at the moment to renew the closure," closure "...

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  • December 2, 1993

    Settlers block roads, riot in o.t. after 2d victim of 12/1 al-Birah attack dies. 2 Palestinians wounded by IDF in Gaza. (MM, WT 12/3)

    Israeli AG Michael Ben-Yair issues order to chief of...

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  • February 13, 1992

    PM Shamir's chief of staff rules out any freeze in settlement activity in order to obtain U.S. loan guarantees. While conceding that Israel would be forced to accept U.S. penalties for its stance...

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  • January 1, 1992

    Settler shot dead while driving near Dayr al-Bala refugee camp in Gaza, first Israeli killed in Gaza since beginning of intifada. IDF imposes curfew on camp. (MM 1/2)

    DM Arens states...

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  • December 25, 1991

    PM Shamir chairs ministerial meeting to discuss formation of Jewish "civil guard" in o.t. (ITV 12/25 in FBIS 12/26)

    Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek leads demonstration against settlers who...

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  • June 24, 1990

    Ariel Sharon, new housing minister, promises Israel will make no special effort to settle Soviet Jewish emigrants in O.T.: "We do not divert and we do not send any Russian immigrants or any Jew...

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  • June 22, 1990

    Latvia and Israel sign protocol for economic cooperation, the first such agreement between a Soviet republic and Israel. Protocol "envisions joint research and development. . .and also the...

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  • October 14, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Five Palestinians are sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged kidnap, torture, and murder of Dani Katz, 15, in December 1983 [LT 10/...

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  • January 16, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Inmates at Jnaid prison (Nablus) demonstrate against attempted housing of 26 alleged Muslim Brotherhood prisoners; IDF, Border Police,...

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  • September 29, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Tentative agreement reached in Nablus to reconcile 3-yr.-old rivalry in Federation of West Bank Labor Unions.

    Arab World: Kuwait...

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PM Netanyahu's security cabinet holds session to discuss the "growing Palestinization and religious radicalization among Israeli Arabs." (MA 7/7 in WNC 7/13)

Israeli pres. Weizman, PM Netanyahu meet for 1st time in over a mo., agree to halt their public debate over the peace process. (MM 7/1; CSM, MM, WP 7/2; JP 7/11) (see 6/30)

Israeli air force (IAF) cmdr. Eytan Ben-Eliyahu says that most of the present aircraft fleet is outdated, the IAF needs 100 modern fighter jets. (YA 7/1 in WNC 7/6) (see 6/28)

1st civil guard is formed in the Jewish settlement of Beitar Ilit. Other guard centers are being set up in Kiryat Arba, Ma'ale Adumim, Givat Ze'ev settlements. Units are planned in Efrat, Har Hadar, Oranit settlements. (PR 7/10) (see 6/11)

Syrian FMin. Undersecy. Adnan Umran arrives in Turkey for 2-day visit to discuss normalizing diplomatic relations. (WT 7/1; Anatolia 7/1 in WNC 7/2; Anatolia 7/1, 7/2 in WNC 7/6; WT 7/3; Milliyet 7/4 in WNC 7/7; MEI 7/31)

In Cairo, Egypt, Iran discuss enhancing media cooperation. (IRNA 7/1 in WNC 7/6)

Group representing 800 U.S. finance officials threatens to boycott Swiss banks unless they settle Holocaust era claims. U.S. administration opposes the threat of sanctions, which could disrupt U.S.-Swiss relations, trigger free trade dispute. (WT 7/3)

Israel reinforces troops in s. Lebanon, sending in more than 20 vehicles, including Merkava tanks, 175-mm. guns, surveillance cameras. (RL 7/1 in WNC 7/2)

Arafat appeals to PC to delay no-confidence motions over government mismanagement set for 6/15, agrees to reshuffle the EA. (WP 6/12; MEI, PR 6/19; PR 6/26; MEI 7/3) (see 6/9)

IDF grants Ariel settlement nr. Nablus "city status," making it the 2d Israeli "city" in the West Bank after Ma'ale Adumim; grants permission for establishment of civil guard units in the West Bank (which basically allows settlers to form paramilitary units). (MM 6/12; PR 6/19; PR 7/10)

In s. Lebanon, Hizballah shells SLA convoy, killing 1 SLA mbr., wounding 1. (RL 6/12 in WNC 6/15)

On his 1st visit to an Arab capital since his election, Israeli PM Netanyahu meets with Egyptian Pres. Mubarak in Cairo. (MM 7/18; MENA, QY 7/18 in FBIS 7/18; IDF Radio, ITV, MENA, RE 7/18, MENA 7/19 in FBIS 7/19; CSM, MM, NYT, WP, WT 7/19; MENA 7/20, YA 7/22 in FBIS 7/23; CSM 7/22; WP 7/23; NYT 7/31; MEI 8/2)

Israeli DM Mordechai meets with YESHA settlers' council mbrs., who ask that mbrs. of their civil guard be attached to the regular army patrols in the West Bank, Gaza; more land be zoned for settlement expansion. (QY 7/18 in FBIS 7/18)

Mayor of Ma'ale Adumim settlement presents plans to link the settlement with Jerusalem through construction of 2,000 housing units, 3,000 hotel units on state-owned land stretching fr. Ma'ale Adumim to Pisgat Ze'ev settlement, thereby doubling Ma'ale Adumim's population to 40,000. (MA 7/18 in FBIS 7/18)

In Gaza, ceremony is held to establish the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRP). `Abd al-Halim al-Sutari, the party's sec. gen., says the IRP will participate in the PA. (al-Quds 7/20 in FBIS 7/29)

Mourners at Ashkelon funeral of Zipporah Sasson chant "death to Arabs!" but cabinet declines to close off o.t., FM Peres saying "there is no need at the moment to renew the closure," closure "neither effective nor required."  Environment M Yossi Sarid warns, "if [PLO Chmn. Arafat] and his people do not bring down the level of terrorism, terrorism will bring them down."  Israeli cabinet discusses closure of o.t. as possible response to Sasson murder, but FM Peres says "it is unfair to punish innocent people." (MM, NYT, WT 2/21)

Police M Moshe Shahal announces plans to deploy Civil Guard units in all major settlements in o.t. as part of IDF redeployment plans.  (MM 2/21)

Associated Press reports Israel preparing to evacuate Palestinian informers and their families to Israel fr. villages of Dahaniya in the Gaza Strip and Fahmi in the West Bank in anticipation of Palestinian autonomy.  Report says 13 of 100 families in Dahaniya and 24 of 105 in Fahmi have received Israeli i.d.s  (WT 2/20)

Jordan arrests 15 FRC ("Abu Nidal") mbrs. in raid on Amman office posing as trading company.  Most had served prison terms in 1970s for terrorist crimes.  Move follows arrests in Lebanon of FRC mbrs. for murder of Jordanian diplomat, Jordanian accusations of Libyan complicity.  (MM, WP 2/23)

King Fahd announces Saudi fund-raising drive for restoration of Islamic holy places in Jerusalem.  (MM 2/24)

Settlers block roads, riot in o.t. after 2d victim of 12/1 al-Birah attack dies. 2 Palestinians wounded by IDF in Gaza. (MM, WT 12/3)

Israeli AG Michael Ben-Yair issues order to chief of police, IDF that "Hashomer" settlement guard units are illegal, "contradict th[e] authority of the security forces." Police IG Rafi Peled later says Civil Guard units will be set up in settlements, police will not oppose establishment of Hashomer "within the framework of the law." (MM 12/2, 12/3)

PLO Exec. Comm. statement says Cairo, al-Arish talks at "an impasse." (MM 12/2; WT 12/3)

PM Shamir's chief of staff rules out any freeze in settlement activity in order to obtain U.S. loan guarantees. While conceding that Israel would be forced to accept U.S. penalties for its stance, he expresses confidence that it would still receive at least part of the amount it was requesting. (NYT 2/14)

Police ministry issues report clearing Shin Bet of wrongdoing in 2/4 death of Mustafa 'Akkawi. (NYT 2/14)

Police minister announces first Jewish civil guard unit in o.t. will be formed in Ma'ale Adumim settlement [233 1/28]. (MM 2/14)

Interior ministry expands area of Jerusalem municipality by annexing some 15,000 dunums [approx. 3,750 acres] of land s. and w. of the city. (Qol Yisra'el 2/13 in FBIS 2/13)

Likud party sponsors bus tour of o.t. given to 350 Soviet immigrants as part of prograrm designed to explain to them why Likud feels Israel must continue to occupy the territories. Both Likud and Labor are competing to attract recent Soviet immigrants to their parties in time for 6/23 Knesset elections. (MM 2/14)

Chmn. Arafat decries human rights abuses in o.t. to UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva. (MM 2/13)

In a separate incident, Arafat insists that portions of a 1/30 telephone conversation between him and PLO rep. in Paris Ibrahim Sus., which contain derogatory comments about Jews, were fabricated. Tapes of the conversation were broadcast by an American television network 2/11 after it received them from what it described as a Western police agency. (NYT 2/14)

PLO delegation arrives in Amman to prepare for upcoming peace negotiations. (al-Ray 2/14 in FBIS 2/14) 

Settler shot dead while driving near Dayr al-Bala refugee camp in Gaza, first Israeli killed in Gaza since beginning of intifada. IDF imposes curfew on camp. (MM 1/2)

DM Arens states planned Jewish "civil guard" in o.t. [see 12/25] will be identical to that currently found in Israel proper, and will operate within settlement boundaries. (IDF Radio 1/1 in FBIS 1/2)

Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics states Soviet Jewish immigration has pushed Israeli's population above 5 million for first time. Bureau estimates population, including annexed E. Jerusalem and Golan, as follows: 4.15 million Jews; 695,000 Muslims; 120,000 Christians; 85,000 Druze. (MM 1/2)

PM Shamir chairs ministerial meeting to discuss formation of Jewish "civil guard" in o.t. (ITV 12/25 in FBIS 12/26)

Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek leads demonstration against settlers who moved into contested homes in Silwan. (MM 1/2)

Shiite cleric Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah addresses Beirut conference on intifada. Representatives from Fateh-Revolutionary Council [Abu Nidal], PFLP, Iranian Revolutionary Guards also speak. (Voice of Oppressed 12/26 in FBIS 12/27)

GCC ends summit, reaffirms commitment to "Damascus Declaration." Meeting also issues "Kuwait Declaration" supporting peace talks based on UN Sec. Council resolutions 242, 338, 425, affirming GCC support of multilateral talks with Israel. (MM 1/2)

Israel, Zambia renew diplomatic ties broken since 1973. (Qol Yisra'el 12/25 in FBIS 12/31)

Ariel Sharon, new housing minister, promises Israel will make no special effort to settle Soviet Jewish emigrants in O.T.: "We do not divert and we do not send any Russian immigrants or any Jew who comes from Russia" to O.T. (cf. 6/25) [IDF 6/24 in FBIS 6/25; WP, LAT, NYT 6/25; CSM 6/27].

Knesset announces plans to allow armed civilian units to patrol perimeters of O.T. settlements; creation of settlers' Civil Guard comes under fire [MEM 6/ 25].

East German president of parliament Sabine Bergmann-Pohl and her West German counterpart Rita Suessmuth visit Israel apparently to allay Israeli concerns about a unified Germany. Bergmann-Pohl says she hopes she "will be able to assist in speeding up the creation of diplomatic relations between the two countries" [WT 6/26].

Israeli transport minister Moshe Qatzav suspends inauguration of direct commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Prague because of dispute over security arrangements in Czech capital UPD 6/25 in FBIS 6/28].

Inspector general of Israeli police, Yaakov Turner, warns Palestinian residents of E. Jerusalem that more of them would be killed if they continue demonstrations that began on 6/20 [JDS 6/24 in FBIS 6/28; NYT 6/25].

Hanna Siniora, editor of Al-Fajr, says of U.S. decision to suspend dialogue with PLO that "the whole area is slipping toward a bottomless pit of hatred and suspicion." Editorials say suspension of dialogue has "put the whole region on a powder keg" and amount to reward for Shamir's intransigence [CSM 6/25].

King Hussein calls on U.S. to reassess its Middle East policy and open door for Soviet Jews who wish to settle in U.S. rather than Israel [WSJ 6/25]

Egyptian F.M. Esmat Abdel Meguid flies to Washington hoping to avert crisis in U.S.-Arab relations and reassert Egypt's role in peace process [LAT 6/25].

Hadashot reports since Arye Bibi, commander of Jerusalem district police, assumed his post, 5 Arabs have been killed by police or border guard fire in the district. Under Bibi's predecessor Yosef Yehuday, no one was killed by police gunfire; due to relative quiet in O.T., Jerusalem is becoming intifada's frontline [HAD 6/25 in FBIS 6/28].

Latvia and Israel sign protocol for economic cooperation, the first such agreement between a Soviet republic and Israel. Protocol "envisions joint research and development. . .and also the exchange of scientific information" [TASS 6/22].

D.M. Moshe Arens plans to appeal for legislative changes allowing for creation of settlers' Civil Guard in O.T. (cf. 6/24) [HAA 6/24 in FBIS 6/28].

Col. Yehuda Meir, under court-martial indictment for allegedly breaking bones of Palestinians, admits to doing so but says he was carrying out orders issued by then-D.M. Yitzhak Rabin in January 1988 [LAT 6/23].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Five Palestinians are sentenced to life imprisonment for alleged kidnap, torture, and murder of Dani Katz, 15, in December 1983 [LT 10/15]. Israeli military asks SLA to stop harassing UNIFIL troops in Lebanon following reports of serious incidents involving the SLA [JP 10/15].

Arab World: The Times quotes senior PLO official as saying the organization is near bankruptcy because Arab countries have not met their financial commitments [LT, MG 10/14]. U.S. State Dept. spokesman says body of man washed up near Syrian port of Tartus may be that of Leon Klinghoffer [NYT 10/15]. Tunis branch of the Palestine Liberation Front issues statement acknowledging the real target of the hijackers of the Achille Lauro was the Israeli port of Ashdod [WP 10/15]. Pres. Mubarak demands public apology from the U.S. to "all Egyptians" for interception of Egyptian plane carrying 4 hijackers [WP, LAT 10/15].

Other Countries: Britain calls off talks with joint Palestinian-Jordanian delegation on M.E. peace process, saying the Palestinian members of the delegation refused to sign a previously agreed upon statement renouncing "terrorism" and explicitly recognizing Israel's right to exist. The Palestinians state they had not seen the statement before and could not sign it unless it had already been approved by the entire PLO Executive Committee. British For. Sec. Geoffrey Howe states he is "very disappointed and surprised" by the PLO delegates' refusal to do so [NYT, WP, DT 10/15]. The EEC announces its decision to cancel scheduled talks with the joint Palestinian-Jordanian delegation following Britain's decision [DT 10/15]. UN General Assembly averts U.S. boycott by dropping invitation to Yasir Arafat to attend 40th anniversary commemoration [NYT, WP 10/15]. The Times reports China and North Korea have denied entry to Kozo Okamoto, only survivor of the Japanese Red Army attack on Lod airport in 1972, who was released in the 5/20 prisoner exchange [LT 10/14]. The Guardian reports Spanish police are nearly positive the corpses of 2 Israelis found in Barcelona were members of Mossad [MG 10/14]. President of Ivory Coast announces his country is prepared to renew ties with Israel [JP 10/15].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Gasoline bomb thrown at Israeli bus near Ramallah slightly injures 1 passenger [JP 10/15].

Arab World: Israeli fighter bombers fly deep into Jordanian territory at dawn; no attacks reported [NYT 10/15]. Syria states a shoulder-held missile was recently fired at an Israeli jet near the Golan Heights but missed its target. Syria sent a formal apology to Israel for the attack, saying it was ordered by a junior-level commander and did not reflect a change in Syria's adherence to the cease-fire. Israel reportedly accepted the explanation [NYT, WP 10/15].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Inmates at Jnaid prison (Nablus) demonstrate against attempted housing of 26 alleged Muslim Brotherhood prisoners; IDF, Border Police, prison guards use tear gas to suppress inmates [JP 1/17, FJ 1/18]. Over 2,000 E. Jerusalem merchants return their municipal tax bills to protest 670% increase in taxes [FJ 1/18].

Other Countries: White House spokesman Sims confirms US, USSR agree in principle to meet together on Middle East [see 1/13] sometime in the future [WP 1/17]. New York jury in Sharon libel case (11/12) determines that Time magazine defamed Sharon in 1982 article on Sabra-Shatila; must yet decide on 2 other points [NYT 1/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Katyusha fired from Jordan lands in Jordan Valley; no injuries or damage. DM Rabin warns Jordan to stop such attacks or else Israel will [JP 1/17].

Arab World: Gasoline bomb thrown at Israeli television team, IDF escort in Sidon, S. Lebanon; no injuries [JP 1/17]. S. Lebanon Civil Guard member wounded by gunfire in Nabatiya [JP 1/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Tentative agreement reached in Nablus to reconcile 3-yr.-old rivalry in Federation of West Bank Labor Unions.

Arab World: Kuwait gov't. criticizes King Hussein for defying Arab summit decisions by new relations with Cairo.

Military Action

Arab World: Lebanese & Palestinian resistance claim responsibility for killing IDF intelligence officer "Abu al-Nur." Light weapons fired at IDF post in Jezzine & at civil guard post in Haboush village, S. Lebanon.

Other Countries: Sri Lankan Defense Ministry spokesman reports departure of Israeli military staff after training counterinsurgency forces.