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  • October 28, 1995

    In Damascus, Pres. Asad meets with EU delegation. (SATN 10/28, SARR 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; SARR 10/28 in FBIS 10/31)

    3-day Jerusalem Business Conference opens. On sidelines, Arafat meets with...

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  • February 5, 1995

    King Hussein hosts 29-mbr. Knesset delegation in Amman, briefs it on peace process, treaty implementation. Mbrs. of delegation dine with 30 mbrs. of parliament. (al-Aswaq, JTV 2/5, JT 2/6...

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  • October 11, 1994

    Israel suspends all negotiations with PLO after Hamas announces it is holding an IDF soldier hostage. Hamas says it will kill the soldier 10/14 if 200 Palestinian prisoners--inc. Shaykh Ahmad...

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  • January 22, 1994

    Secy. of State Christopher eulogizes Norwegian FM Johan Jorgen Holst at funeral in Oslo, meets separately with Israeli FM Peres, PLO Chmn. Arafat, urges them to reconcile differences. Peres and...

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  • January 20, 1994

    Secy. of Commerce Ron Brown meets in Cairo with PLO Chmn. Arafat, Egyptian Pres. Mubarak, Arab League Sec.-Gen. Ismat 'Abd al-Majid. Brown says Arab boycott of Israel is "crumbling under its own...

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  • January 19, 1994

    IDF, Palestinians clash in Ramallah. 1 Palestinian killed. Muhammad Fanun, 20, wounded 1/18 in Hebron, also dies. (NYT 1/20)

    PM Rabin's office releases letter fr. Pres. Clinton allowing...

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  • January 16, 1994

    U.S. Pres. Clinton, Syrian Pres. al-Asad meet in Geneva. At press conference following summit, al-Asad says Syria is "ready to sign peace [with Israel] now," endorses "normal peaceful relations"...

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  • January 15, 1994

    IDF fires on Palestinian stone-throwers in Gaza City, wounding 8 Palestinians and American UNRWA worker. (NYT, WP 1/16)

    Secy. of State Christopher, Syrian FM al-Shar'a meet for 90 min. in...

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In Damascus, Pres. Asad meets with EU delegation. (SATN 10/28, SARR 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; SARR 10/28 in FBIS 10/31)

3-day Jerusalem Business Conference opens. On sidelines, Arafat meets with U.S. Commerce Secy. Ron Brown. (VOP 10/28 in FBIS 10/31; HA, QY 10/29 in FBIS 11/3)

IDF are put on alert in wake of Shiqaqi assassination. PM Rabin, Israeli officials do not affirm, deny Mossad responsibility, but welcome killing; say they hope the disarray within Islamic Jihad will last through Palestinian elections, perhaps Israeli elections. (QY 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; MM, NYT, WP, WT 10/30)

King Hussein hosts 29-mbr. Knesset delegation in Amman, briefs it on peace process, treaty implementation. Mbrs. of delegation dine with 30 mbrs. of parliament. (al-Aswaq, JTV 2/5, JT 2/6 in FBIS 2/6; MM 2/ 6; JTV 2/6 in FBIS 2/7)

Jordanian-Israeli aviation comm. meets. Israel accepts some Jordanian demands related to air corridors, routes; Royal Jordanian, El Al agree on joint tourist packages. (JT 2/5 in FBIS 2/6; MM 2/6; JP 2/7 in FBIS 2/8)

Israel cabinet extends closure of West Bank, Gaza, imposed 1/22; says only teachers, doctors, Palestinian agricultural goods can enter. PA, U.S. Commerce Secy. Ron Brown, in Israel on 4-day official visit to discuss Israeli-U.S. trade, criticize decision. (CSM, MM, NYT, WP, WT 2/6; VOP 2/6 in FBIS 2/6; QY 2/5 in FBIS 2/7; WJW 2/9)

At cabinet meeting, Israeli Environment M Sarid, Education M Amnon Rubinstein suggest making closure of Gaza, West Bank permanent, compensating Palestinians $330 m. annually for lost income. No vote is taken. (MM, WT 2/6)

Israel suspends all negotiations with PLO after Hamas announces it is holding an IDF soldier hostage. Hamas says it will kill the soldier 10/14 if 200 Palestinian prisoners--inc. Shaykh Ahmad Yasin, Shaykh Salah Shehadeh, Shaykh `Abd al-Karim Obeid, Mustafa al-Dirani--are not released. PM Rabin calls emergency cabinet mtg., suspends transfer of aid fr. donor countries, seals Gaza, says he holds Arafat responsible. Arafat condemns abduction, calls mtg. of PSF. (MM, NYT, WP, WT 10/12; AFP, ITV, JP, Al-Quds radio 10/11, MENA, VOP , QY 10/12 in FBIS 10/12; CSM 10/13; HA 10/14 in FBIS 10/14)

Jordanian, Palestinian officials conclude talks in Amman, announce broad agmts. on trade, customs, banking, civil aviation; agree to draw up position papers on Awqaf, refugees. (JT 10/12 in FBIS 10/12; JTV 10/12 in FBIS 10/13)

U.S. FM Christopher meets with Syrian Pres. al-Asad, says both Syria, Israel have made significant movements towards peace, says he has been pleased al-Asad has taken U.S. advice and made public gestures showing he is serious. (SARR 10/11 in FBIS 10/11; WP 10/12)

FM Christopher leaves Syria for Amman, meets with King Hussein, Crown Prince Hassan to discuss U.S.-Jordanian relations, peace talks, Iraqi maneuvers. (JTV 10/11 in FBIS 10/12, MM 10/12)

PM Rabin confirms that rifles used in Hamas attack 10/10 were AK47's belonging to the Palestinian police. (NYT 10/12)

The Nobel committee decides to award the Nobel Peace Prize to PLO chmn. Arafat, Israeli PM Rabin. (MM 10/11; NYT, WT 10/12; CSM, WJW 10/13; MM 10/14)

U.S. Commerce Sec. Ron Brown holds mtg. with mbrs. of Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) delegation of Palestinian businessmen on 5-day visit to seek American funding for projects in West Bank, Gaza. (WT 10/12; JP 10/15)

Iraqi retreat is detected by U.S. intelligence. Pres. Clinton says it is too early to reach conclusions on Saddam Hussein's action, U.S. will continue reinforcement of the Gulf, may press for enlarging demilitarized zone along Kuwaiti border. (NYT, WP, WT 10/12)

IDF, SLA continue shelling southern Lebanon, "deport" 26 Kufr Hunah villagers fr. self-declared security zone. Lebanese FM Buwayz asks UN to act. (RL 10/11 in FBIS 10/12; MM 10/12)

Secy. of State Christopher eulogizes Norwegian FM Johan Jorgen Holst at funeral in Oslo, meets separately with Israeli FM Peres, PLO Chmn. Arafat, urges them to reconcile differences. Peres and Arafat meet twice, report progress, Peres saying "there is a chance we can reach an agreement," Arafat that "we have overcome some bridges." Peres and Arafat agree to meet again 1/30 in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss security issues of Gaza-Jericho autonomous regions. (NYT, WP, WT 1/23; CSM 1/24)

PLO official Hakam Balawi announces PLO Chmn. Arafat will meet Saudi King Fahd after making 'umra pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in 1st visit by Arafat to kingdom since Gulf war. (WP 1/23)

Secy. of Commerce Ron Brown meets 26 Palestinian businessmen in Gaza City. 1st U.S. cabinet mbr. to visit Gaza Strip says "the economic situation in Gaza is unacceptable, and we should work to improve it." (WT 1/23)

100,000 Syrians attend funeral in Qurdaha, Syria, of Basil al-Asad, killed in car crash 1/21. Syrians in occupied Golan Heights observe 24 hours of mourning. U.S. represented at funeral by amb. Christopher Ross. (WP 1/23; CSM 1/24)

600 students at Gaza's al-Azhar university march to PLO office in Gaza City to protest intra-Palestinian violence. (WT 1/26)

Secy. of Commerce Ron Brown meets in Cairo with PLO Chmn. Arafat, Egyptian Pres. Mubarak, Arab League Sec.-Gen. Ismat 'Abd al-Majid. Brown says Arab boycott of Israel is "crumbling under its own weight." Mtg. with Arafat stresses need to establish Palestinian financial institutions to absorb Western aid. (WP 1/21)

PLO-Israel talks in Taba recess to 1/24. (Qol Yisra'el 1/20 in FBIS 1/21)

IDF, Palestinians clash in Ramallah. 1 Palestinian killed. Muhammad Fanun, 20, wounded 1/18 in Hebron, also dies. (NYT 1/20)

PM Rabin's office releases letter fr. Pres. Clinton allowing Israeli companies to compete for sale of equipment and technology for U.S. civilian space program. Deals would benefit IAI, Rafael, and Tass-Israel Industries. (MM 1/19; WT 1/20)

PECDAR dep. director Hasan Abu Libeh meets Secy. of Commerce Ron Brown in Jerusalem, requests speeded-up U.S. aid disbursement, trade status for Palestinian entity equal to Israel's (WT 1/21)

U.S. Pres. Clinton, Syrian Pres. al-Asad meet in Geneva. At press conference following summit, al-Asad says Syria is "ready to sign peace [with Israel] now," endorses "normal peaceful relations" following treaty. Clinton characterizes al-Asad's remarks as a "clear, forthright, and very important" commitment to the peace process. U.S. officials Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk sent to brief Israeli govt. on mtg. Israeli officials withhold formal comment, while Golan settlers block roads in protest. (MM, NYT, WP, WT 1/17; CSM 1/18)

Secy. of Commerce Ron Brown urges GCC states at U.S.-GCC trade seminar in Riyadh to end boycott of Israel. (MM 1/17)

IDF fires on Palestinian stone-throwers in Gaza City, wounding 8 Palestinians and American UNRWA worker. (NYT, WP 1/16)

Secy. of State Christopher, Syrian FM al-Shar'a meet for 90 min. in Geneva preparatory to next day's summit btwn. U.S. Pres. Clinton, Syrian Pres. al-Asad. (WT 1/16)

Secy. of Commerce Ron Brown arrives in Riyadh for talks on U.S.-Saudi economic cooperation, Arab boycott. (SPA 1/15 in FBIS 1/19)