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  • October 29, 1995

    Amman economic summit opens. (JT, JTV, MENA, QY, VOA 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; NYT 10/30; WP 11/1; MEI 11/3)

    In Amman, Secy. of State Christopher meets with PM Rabin, FM Peres to discuss Syrian-...

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  • April 2, 1995

    PM Rabin tells cabinet he will not suspend talks with Syria despite Hizballah attacks 3/31, only a diplomatic solution to the conflict is possible, Israel will not attempt a military solution;...

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  • April 1, 1995

    Egypt's Pres. Mubarak arrives in Washington for brief trip to solidify ties with U.S. in light of NPT issue, peace process. (MENA 4/1, MENA, RE 4/2, MENA 4/3 in FBIS 4/3)

    Muhammad Jundi,...

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  • March 31, 1995

    PM Rabin says Syrian Pres. al-Asad told U.S. Secy. of State Christopher 2 wks ago that he was prepared to allow Israel to set up a low-level diplomatic presence in Damascus before it completely...

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  • March 30, 1995

    PA Planning M. Shaath holds informal mtg. with donor states' representatives in Gaza, discusses $244-m. budget for FY 1996, says World Bank is ready to disburse to the PA $600 m. of outstanding...

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  • March 29, 1995

    Round of Israeli-Syrian talks in Washington close. Israelis say sides are close to an agmt. on principles concerning security arrangements in the Golan after Israeli withdrawal. Syrians are more...

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  • March 28, 1995

    IDF reportedly has decided to evacuate its headquarters in Nablus, Jenin by 6/1; has drafted plan for eventual redeployment of stations now located in Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, Tulkarm. Police...

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  • May 4, 1994

    PLO Chmn. Arafat and Israeli PM Rabin sign 186-page Gaza-Jericho self-rule accord after 6-hr. negotiating session. Cairo ceremony presided over by Egyptian Pres. Husni Mubarak; 2,500 attendees...

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  • March 14, 1994

    Israeli police detain Rabbi Moshe Levinger, leader of Hebron settlers, then release him on $1,700 bond after questioning him about 11/93 incident in which he intruded into Haram al-Ibrahimi and...

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  • March 12, 1994

    Russian FM Kozyrev meets PLO Chmn. Arafat in Tunis, says PLO willing to return to peace talks. Arafat says PLO will await results of 3/14 mtg. btwn. Kozyrev and U.S. Secy. of State Christopher,...

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  • March 11, 1994

    Israeli police restrict Palestinian access to Jerusalem on last Friday in Ramadan. Only 20,000 attend Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque. Jewish extremists announce demonstration at Western Wall,...

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  • September 13, 1993

    Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles (DoP), mandating establishment of Palestinian self-governing authority in Gaza Strip and Jericho and governing Palestinian-Israeli relations during 5-...

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  • June 15, 1993

    On opening day of 10th round of talks, Palestinian and Israeli negotiators form working group to discuss joint declaration on o.t. self-rule. (NYT, WT 6/16)

    Secy. of State Christopher,...

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  • March 2, 1993

    Faisal Husseini and Haydar 'Abd al-Shafi condemn 3/1 killings in Tel Aviv. Husseini receives letter from Secy. of State Christopher through U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem. (Qol Yisra'el, HaAretz...

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  • February 25, 1993

    Secy. of State Christopher and Russian FM Kozyrev announce they will invite the parties to resume Middle East peace talks in April; cosponsors will step up their roles as honest brokers. Russia...

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  • January 28, 1992

    Secy. of State Baker and Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev open third stage, multilateral peace talks at the FM level in Moscow. Attendees include representatives from Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia...

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Amman economic summit opens. (JT, JTV, MENA, QY, VOA 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; NYT 10/30; WP 11/1; MEI 11/3)

In Amman, Secy. of State Christopher meets with PM Rabin, FM Peres to discuss Syrian-Israeli negotiations. (SARR 10/30 in FBIS 10/31)

In Amman, King Hussein meets with Secy. of State Christopher, Russian FM Kozyrev, Israeli PM Rabin, FM Peres. (JTV 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; JTV 10/30 in FBIS 10/31)

Islamic Jihad selects new head--Ramadan Abdallah Shallah, 40-yr.-old religious speaker, who received economics and political science degrees in England, U.S. In Gaza, Hebron Palestinians protest Shiqaqi assassination. (QPAR, QY 10/29 in FBIS 10/30; NYT, WP, WT 10/30; MM, WT 10/31; CSM, WP, WT 11/1; WJW 11/2)

Israeli navy fires on 5 fishing boats operating off the coast of Tyre, Lebanon; abduct 3 fishermen fr. 1 boat, interrogates them for several hours. (RL, VOL 10/29 in FBIS 10/30) (see 10/10)

PM Rabin tells cabinet he will not suspend talks with Syria despite Hizballah attacks 3/31, only a diplomatic solution to the conflict is possible, Israel will not attempt a military solution; says Syria has promised Secy. of State Christopher it will restrain Hizballah. (MM 4/3)

Jordanian FM al-Kabariti, Syrian Amb. Mu`allim meet in Washington to discuss Syria's stand in talks with Israel. Mu`allim leaves for Syria to prepare for Ross visit. (RJ 4/2 in FBIS 4/4)

Russian FM Kozyrev meets with PM Rabin, Pres. Weizman, FM Peres in Jerusalem, discusses Israeli-Lebanese border tensions, NPT, Iran, peace process. (QY 4/2, HA 4/3 in FBIS 4/3)

Arafat advisor Husseini meets with Russian Dep. FM Viktor Posuvalyuk at Orient House to discuss Israeli obstacles to implementing DOP. (VOP 4/2 in FBIS 4/3)

PM Rabin approves 2,000 more work permits for Palestinian workers to enter Israel, bringing total to 27,000. (ITV 4/1 in FBIS 4/4)

Kamal Kahil, sr. mbr. of Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and no. 15 on Israel's most-wanted list, 7 others die, 30 are wounded in explosion in Gaza allegedly triggered when Kahil, 1 other Hamas mbr. accidently detonate bomb they are making. Hamas accuses Israel of assassinating Kahil, plotting to turn public opinion against Hamas. (QY, RMC, VOP 4/2 in FBIS 4/3; MM, WP, WT 4/3; AFP, ITV, QPAR, QY, VOP 4/3 in FBIS 4/4; MM, NYT 4/4; NYT 4/7; VOP 4/8 in FBIS 4/10; MEI, 4/14; JP 4/15)

PA says it is holding 3 Palestinian policemen after frmr. collaborator is found dead in Gaza. (AFP 4/2 in FBIS 4/4) (see 4/1)

Hizballah, Amal hold mtg. in s. Lebanon to coordinate efforts against Israel. (RL 4/2 in FBIS 4/3)

Egypt's Pres. Mubarak arrives in Washington for brief trip to solidify ties with U.S. in light of NPT issue, peace process. (MENA 4/1, MENA, RE 4/2, MENA 4/3 in FBIS 4/3)

Muhammad Jundi, jailed for aiding Israeli undercover agents kill 6 Fatah Hawks 1 yr. ago, is found shot dead in Jabaliyya r.c. PA intelligence mbrs. (many frmr. Fatah Hawks) suspected. (NYT 4/6)

Russian FM Kozyrev meets with Arafat in Gaza, discusses aid, Israel's "separation" plan, Palestinian elections. (VOP 3/31 in FBIS 4/4; VOP 4/1 in FBIS 4/3; JP 4/8; MM 4/25)

PM Rabin says Syrian Pres. al-Asad told U.S. Secy. of State Christopher 2 wks ago that he was prepared to allow Israel to set up a low-level diplomatic presence in Damascus before it completely withdraws fr. the Golan. Israeli government sources hint Israel is prepared to give back all of the Golan. (NYT 4/1, 4/2; WJW 4/6)

Russian FM Kozyrev meets with Pres. Hrawi, FM Buwayz in Beirut, leaves for Israel.(MM 3/31; RL, VOL 3/31 in FBIS 3/31)

Hizballah forces also clash with IDF in s. Lebanon, killing 2 IDF soldiers, 1 Hizballah mbr., wounding 3 Hizballah mbrs. (MM 3/31; VOL 3/31 in FBIS 4/3) 

Israeli intelligence locates sr. Hizballah cmdr. Rida Yassin, sends helicopter-gunship north of self-declared security zone, kills him. Hizballah retaliates, shelling northern Israel, killing 1 settler, wounding 9; says it will no longer abide by July 1993 accord to not target civilians. IAF shells s. Lebanon. U.S. Secy. of State Christopher phones Beirut, Tel Aviv, Damascus to deescalate situation. (MM 3/31; ITV, QY 3/31, IDF Radio, QY, YA 4/2 in FBIS 4/3; NYT, WP, WT 4/1; NYT 4/2; WJW 4/6; JP 4/8; MEI 4/14, 5/12)

PM Rabin says he will hold Syria accountable for Hizballah attack on northern Israel. Israeli Amb. Rabinovitch says attack will influence Israel's stance in talks with Syria in Washington. U.S. Secy. State Christopher tells Syrian FM al-Shara` to put an end to Hizballah rocket attacks. (JP 4/8)

PA Planning M. Shaath holds informal mtg. with donor states' representatives in Gaza, discusses $244-m. budget for FY 1996, says World Bank is ready to disburse to the PA $600 m. of outstanding loans the EU has pledged. (VOP 3/30 in FBIS 3/30)

In Washington, Jordan's King Hussein meets with U.S. Defense Secy. Adm. William Perry, discusses Jordan's strategic needs, role in preserving peace, security in the Middle East. (RJ 3/31 in FBIS 3/31)

Russian FM Kozyrev, Syrian Pres. al-Asad meet in Damascus, discuss Russian participation in peace process, NPT, sign 5-yr. cultural, scientific cooperation agmt. Rumors suggest al-Asad gives Kozyrev letter to take to PM Rabin 3/31. (SARR 3/30 in FBIS 3/31; MM 3/31)

Saudi Arabia says it will allow Israeli Arabs to enter kingdom for hajj only if they bear Palestinian passports, changes hajj quotas so Israeli Arabs fall under Palestinian, not Jordanian, quota. Israel refuses to permit passports' use. (YA 3/30 in FBIS 3/30; QY 3/30, AFP 3/31 in FBIS 3/31; QY 4/2 in FBIS 4/3) (see 3/29)

Arafat received delegation of Jewish U.S. Congress mbrs., discusses obstacles to implementation of DOP. (VOP 3/30)

IDF forbids PA Justice M Abu-Midyan fr. leaving Gaza for Jericho. PA protests. (VOP 3/30 in FBIS 3/31)

1 IDF soldier killed in s. Lebanon during clash with Hizballah. Israeli vessel patrols north, south of Tyre; gunboats fire warning shots at ports in continuation of blockade. (WT 4/1)

Round of Israeli-Syrian talks in Washington close. Israelis say sides are close to an agmt. on principles concerning security arrangements in the Golan after Israeli withdrawal. Syrians are more pessimistic. U.S. envoy Ross says he will head to Israel, Syria next wk. to finalize definition of security arrangements, pave way for talks btwn. military advisors. (QY 3/28, IDF Radio, QY 3/29 in FBIS 3/29; MM 3/29, 3/30, 4/5)

In Cairo, PA-Israeli delegations close 2-day mtg. on elections, redeployment, composition and powers of legislative council. Sides agree to reach phased agmt. by or during June on redeployment, elections, revision of laws, transfer of authorities, economic issues; generally agree to separate exec., legislative powers, create subcommittees to follow up executive activity. (RE 3/28 in FBIS 3/28; MENA 3/28, 3/29 in FBIS 3/29; MM 3/29)

Russian FM Kozyrev arrives in Damascus, meets with FM al-Shara`, discusses bilateral relations, military cooperation, Syrian-Israeli negotiations. (SATN 3/29 in FBIS 3/30; MM 3/30)

PA Interior Min. begins issuing Palestinian passports. Jordan says it will recognize them. (VOP 3/28 in FBIS 3/29; JT, RJ 3/30 in FBIS 3/30; WJW 5/4)

Palestinian truck driver hits 4 IDF soldiers guarding Netzarim settlement in Gaza, killing 2; is shot 50 times by IDF, dies at scene. PA agrees to Police M Shahal's request to build bypass road around Netzarim so Israelis, Palestinians will not use same road. (QY 3/29 in FBIS 3/29; VOP 3/29 in FBIS 3/30; MM 3/30; QY 3/30 in FBIS 3/31; NYT, WP 3/30; JP 4/8)

IDF reportedly has decided to evacuate its headquarters in Nablus, Jenin by 6/1; has drafted plan for eventual redeployment of stations now located in Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, Tulkarm. Police M Shahal says that after redeployment the Israeli police presence in West Bank will double, police stations will be set up in each settlement. (ITV, QY 3/28 in FBIS 3/29; MM 3/29; JP 5/6)

King Hussein lobbies mbrs. of Congress, incl. Sen. Robert Dole, Rep. Gingrich, for full debt forgiveness, increased military aid; meets with Secy. of State Christopher, who says U.S. is committed to debt relief. (JTV 3/28, RJ 3/29 in FBIS 3/29; MM, NYT 3/29; WT 3/30; CSM 3/31; FT 4/4)

In Washington, U.S., Jordan sign extradition treaty. (JTV 3/28 in FBIS 3/29)

Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev arrives in Egypt, meets with FM Musa, Arab League Secy. Gen. `Abd al-Majid, discusses peace process, Libya, NPT. (MENA 3/28 in FBIS 3/29; MM 3/30)

Israel police admit that report of large bomb on truck stopped nr. Beersheba 3/21 was deliberately exaggerated, say they seized only three small homemade devices before destroying truck. (YA 3/29 in FBIS 3/30; JP 4/8)

PLO Chmn. Arafat and Israeli PM Rabin sign 186-page Gaza-Jericho self-rule accord after 6-hr. negotiating session. Cairo ceremony presided over by Egyptian Pres. Husni Mubarak; 2,500 attendees include Secy. of State Christopher, Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev, Norwegian FM Bjorn Tore Godal, FMs of Japan, South Korea, Morocco, and Jordan. Arafat balks at signing maps accompanying accord, saying size of Jericho area not agreed upon, and ceremony stops for 35 minutes until Arafat reassured issue subject to further negotiation. Arafat asks for 3-week delay in withdrawal to allow PLO to prepare for taking power. (MM, NYT, WP, WT 5/4, 5/5; CSM 5/5)

Simultaneous with signing, Israel permits return of 15 Palestinian exiles, releases over 200 Palestinian prisoners, and allows entry into Gaza of 19 PLO police cmndrs. (MM 5/4; NYT, WP, WT 5/5)

Settlers attempt to occupy Shalom Al Yisrael synagogue in Jericho, staging prayer vigil. IDF remove settlers, detains 400 at Jericho base. Palestinian celebration in Jericho broken up by IDF with tear gas, percussion grenades. PLO officials arriving in Jericho in IDF jeeps stoned by local youths. (MM 5/4;NYT, WT 5/5; NYT 5/6)

Hamas spokesman Ibrahim Ghawsha says group will not use force against Palestinian supporters of Gaza-Jericho agreement, but says Palestinian police should not try to stop attacks by opposition factions on settlers, IDF. (MM 5/4)

DFLP head Nayif Hawatmah, PFLP chief George Habash issue statements rejecting Gaza-Jericho accord, calling for continued resistance to occupation and new elections to PNC. (MM 5/4)

Israeli police detain Rabbi Moshe Levinger, leader of Hebron settlers, then release him on $1,700 bond after questioning him about 11/93 incident in which he intruded into Haram al-Ibrahimi and threatened mosque official. Also questioned is his wife, Miriam, for 10/93 rampage through Palestinian market in Hebron. (CSM, NYT, WT 3/15)

Israeli police seek to confiscate 23 IDF issued submachine guns fr. settlers, out of 9,000 distributed. (NYT, WT 3/15)

Kach destroys mbrship. lists, other evidence in Jerusalem offices after being banned by 3/13 cabinet decision. Kahane Chai, also banned, closes its Jerusalem office. (NYT, WT 3/15)

Peace Now issues report estimating cost of relocating settlers in Israel proper at $2.5 b. (MM 3/15)

Israeli officials, U.S. Middle East talks coordinator Dennis Ross meet PLO Chmn. Arafat in Tunis to discuss resuming Israel-PLO negotiations. (CSM, NYT, WP, WT 3/15; WP, WT 3/16)

Secy. of State Warren Christopher meets Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev in Vladivostok, urges Russia to coordinate its efforts on Middle East peace with U.S. (CSM, WP 3/15)

Russian FM Kozyrev meets PLO Chmn. Arafat in Tunis, says PLO willing to return to peace talks. Arafat says PLO will await results of 3/14 mtg. btwn. Kozyrev and U.S. Secy. of State Christopher, hopes for "superpower guarantees." (MM 3/14)

SLA clashes with Palestinian guerrillas in Mt. Hermon region of southern Lebanon. 2 guerrillas killed. Another surrenders to SLA, 4th to Norwegian UNIFIL troops. (WT 3/13)

Israeli police restrict Palestinian access to Jerusalem on last Friday in Ramadan. Only 20,000 attend Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque. Jewish extremists announce demonstration at Western Wall, but only 250 show up. Police force settlers to check their weapons before entering site. Clashes in East Jerusalem btwn. Palestinians and IDF leave 4 Palestinians wounded. (NYT, WP, WT 3/12)

Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev, mtg. in Jerusalem with PM Rabin, FM Peres, proposes international force for o.t., multinational Middle East peace conference, says PLO ready to resume negotiations with Israel. Rabin says he hopes U.S. and Russia "will coordinate better" their efforts to restart talks. (MM 3/11; NYT, WP, WT 3/12)

Hizballah bomb set off in "security zone" of southern Lebanon, triggering exchange of rocket, artillery fire that wounds 11, including Fijian UNIFIL soldier. (WT 3/12)

Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles (DoP), mandating establishment of Palestinian self-governing authority in Gaza Strip and Jericho and governing Palestinian-Israeli relations during 5-year interim period, signed at White House ceremony by Israeli FM Peres and PLO Exec. Comm. mbr. Mahmud 'Abbas (Abu Mazen). Document is witnessed by U.S. Secy. of State Christopher, Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev. 3,000 guests attend ceremony, marked by speeches by Peres, 'Abbas, Christopher, Kozyrev, U.S. Pres. Clinton, Israeli PM Rabin, and PLO Chmn. Arafat. Handshake between Arafat and Rabin symbolically concludes pact. (NYT, WP, WT 9/14)

Polls show 62% of Israeli Jews, 65% of Palestinians in o.t. support Gaza-Jericho accord. (MM 9/13; CSM 9/14)

Beirut demonstration against PLO-Israel accord by opposition Palestinians and Hizballah. Lebanese troops fire into crowd; at least 6 demonstrators killed, 35 wounded. (NYT 9/14)

Iraqi Undersecy. of Info. Nuri al-Marsumi criticizes DoP, accusing Palestinian negotiators of acting "unilaterally" and predicting agreement "will open the door to in-fighting btwn. the Palestinians themselves." (MM 9/13)

On opening day of 10th round of talks, Palestinian and Israeli negotiators form working group to discuss joint declaration on o.t. self-rule. (NYT, WT 6/16)

Secy. of State Christopher, after meeting FM Peres in Geneva, offers U.S. security role on Golan Heights if Israel withdraws. (JP 6/15 in MM 6/16; WP 6/16)

Speaking in Qiryat Shemona, PM Rabin reiterates unwillingness for full withdrawal from Golan Heights, saying "We are prepared for a withdrawal on the Golan Heights to secure and recognized boundaries. We won't discuss the geographical scope of a withdrawal, however, until we receive a satisfactory response from our point of view of [Syria's] meaning of peace." (MM 6/16)

Chmn. Arafat meets Russian FM Kozyrev in Tunis, discusses peace process. (Algiers VOP 6/16 in FBIS 6/17)

Faisal Husseini and Haydar 'Abd al-Shafi condemn 3/1 killings in Tel Aviv. Husseini receives letter from Secy. of State Christopher through U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem. (Qol Yisra'el, HaAretz 3/2 in FBIS 3/2; al-Quds 3/5 in FBIS 3/8)

U.S. severs contacts with Hamas, saying they were cultivated to keep up with "developments in the Islamic world," denying any "political dialogue." Hamas will for the first time appear in the State Dept.'s annual report on terrorism, tobe issued 4/1. (WT 3/3)

PLO Exec. Comm. mbr. Mahmud Abbas meets with Russian FM Kozyrev in Moscow, discusses deportees. (al-Hayat 3/4 in FBIS 3/8)

Israeli Health Min. Haim Ramon (Labor) and Interior Min. Aryeh Deri (SHAS) urge govt. to consider unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. (NYT 3/3; Qol Yisra'el 3/2 in FBIS 3/2)

Council of Jewish Settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza calls on settlers to open fire if attacked with stones (first in air to deter, then at body if endangered). IDF strongly rebukes lst-ever such call by settlers. (HaAretz 3/3 in FBIS 3/3)

Peace Now reports settlement expansion in at least 8 sites. (Al Hamishmar 3/2 in FBIS 3/3)

Israeli driver stoned and shot dead by Palestinians in Rafah, Gaza Strip. Shots fired from an Israeli car being stoned in East Jerusalem kill 1 Palestinian. (MM 3/2; NYT 3/3; IDF Radio, Qol Yisra'el 3/2 in FBIS 3/3)

Secy. of State Christopher and Russian FM Kozyrev announce they will invite the parties to resume Middle East peace talks in April; cosponsors will step up their roles as honest brokers. Russia will invite a PLO delegation to Moscow. (NYT 2/26)

Faisal Husseini receives "encouraging" letters of assurances, responses from Pres. Clinton and Secy. of State Christopher: commitment to process based on 242, 338, land for peace; assurance of progress this year; opposition to deportations, which are illegal; U.S. to be full partner; appreciation of Palestinian positions and encouragement to participate; support of previous U.S. commitments and documents. (Qol Yisra'el 2/25 in FBIS 2/26; MM 2/26; MEI 3/5)

U.S. tells PLO it has withdrawn its 6- point plan to end the deportee issue because Israel has not accepted major parts of it (specifically, points 1 and 2; see 2/24). (RMC, Moroccan Kingdom Radio 2/25 in FBIS 2/26)

Israel offers to reconfirm that 12/17/92 deportations were "exceptional," not permanent policy, pledges to allow back "many" Palestinians deported since 1967 if the Palestinians agree to resume peace talks in April. Israel also offers 2 proposals of tax relief to Palestinians. Offers fall short of Palestinian demand that Israel never deport o.t. Palestinians again. (MM 2/25; WT 2/26)

Hamas rep. in Amman Muhammad Nazzal reports that U.S. embassy official in Jordan has held 2 meetings with Hamas spokesman Ibrahim Ghawshah since the 12/17 deportations. Hamas reps. also met recently with ambs. from UK, France, Germany and Italy. (MM 2/26, 3/2; RMC 2/25 in FBIS 2/26)

Anti-peace process rally held at Birzeit U., West Bank. (ITV 2/25 in FBIS 2/26)

Jaffa Research Center releases poll of 773 Palestinian Israelis: 49% support resumption of talks before solving deportee issue; 71.5% feel Israel is "serious" in its talks with the Palestinians, but fewer than half feel talks will result in a solution to the problem. (ITV 2/25 in FBIS 2/26)

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) circulates letter signed by 58 senators urging Secy. of State Christopher to include Hamas in annual report on terrorism. (MM 3/31)

Secy. of State Baker and Russian FM Andrei Kozyrev open third stage, multilateral peace talks at the FM level in Moscow. Attendees include representatives from Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Turkey, China, Japan, Canada, EC, European Free Trade Association. Saudi Arabia has provided funding for the meeting given dire economic situation facing Russia. Syria, Lebanon boycott conference, citing lack of progress in bilateral talks with Israel. Palestinians also stay away after U.S., Russia refuse to allow delegates from Jerusalem, exile to participate. Algeria, Yemen decide not to participate in wake of Palestinian decision. Secy. of State Baker expresses "disappointment" at Palestinian decision, but expresses support for including Palestinians from outside o.t. at a later date in talks on issues such as refugees that affect them. (MM 1/28; NYT 1/29, 1/30)

IDF signs order establishing Jewish "civil guard" in W. Bank [see 12/25, 1/1]. (HaAretz 1/29 in FBIS 1/29)

Israeli supreme court orders IDF to lift nighttime curfew imposed 12/15 on Ramallah area by 2/11/92 in response to plea made by residents. (NYT 1/29)

IDF sends reinforcements into "security zone" in wake of attacks by Islamic Resistance Movement. (NYT 1/29)