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  • July 20, 1993

    SLA positions at Shumariyeh and Alman, southern Lebanon, attacked with katyushas and mortars. (MM 7/20)

    Lebanese army and Hizballah fire SAM-7 missile at overflying Israeli plane. (VOL 7/21...

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  • June 7, 1993

    FM Peres says Israel and Jordan have "agreed on all the items, practically," for a peace treaty; "what is missing . .. is a pen" (see 6/4). (NYT, WT 6/8)

    Al-Hayat reports PLO has reduced...

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  • August 6, 1992

    PM Rabin leaves for U.S. Prior to his departure, Likud leads demonstration against settlement policies, attended by smaller parties, 5,000 settlers in Jerusalem. (Qol Yisra'el 8/6, 7 in FBIS 8/'7...

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  • May 30, 1991

    Cheney announces that U.S. will give Israel ten used F-15 fighter aircraft as well as continue to provide 75% of funding necessary to produce joint U.S.-Israeli "Arrow" antiballistic missile....

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SLA positions at Shumariyeh and Alman, southern Lebanon, attacked with katyushas and mortars. (MM 7/20)

Lebanese army and Hizballah fire SAM-7 missile at overflying Israeli plane. (VOL 7/21 in FBIS 7/21)

Hadashot reports that a secret Israeli envoy has met with the PLO in Tunis in an effort to bridge gaps in Israeli and Palestinian negotiating positions. Both PM Rabin and FM Peres deny the story. (MM 7/20)

10-year-old Izzat Matar, shot 7/18 by IDF, dies of his wounds in Gaza. (MM 7/21)

Kuwaiti govt., responding to confusion and controversy over its adherence to boycott of Israel, issues statemento Kuwait National Assembly saying it obeys boycott, but that "consequences of the Iraqi aggression" required "reexamination" of rules on secondary boycott of foreign companies dealing with Israel. Statement reiterates Kuwaiti adherence to all Arab League and GCC boycott rules, says end of Israeli settlements precondition for ending direct boycott (see 6/7, 6/11). (KUNA 7/20 in FBIS 7/21)

FM Peres says Israel and Jordan have "agreed on all the items, practically," for a peace treaty; "what is missing . .. is a pen" (see 6/4). (NYT, WT 6/8)

Al-Hayat reports PLO has reduced monthly payments to o.t. from $1 1m to $1.6m; report coincides with visit to Abu Dhabi by PLO Exec. Comm. mbr. Mahmud 'Abbas and Palestinian peace negotiator Faisal Husseini. (al-Hayat 6/7 in MM 6/7)

"Movement for Jewish Autonomy in Judaea, Samaria, and Gaza" issues a statement that it will resist IDF if it tries to evacuate settlements in the event of a peace treaty. (Ha'Aretz 6/7 in FBIS 6/8)

Kuwaiti FM Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah announces that Kuwait "and other Arab countries" have "absolved" themselves of the secondary boycott of Israel out of national interest (see 6/11, 7/20). (KUNA 6/7 in FBIS 6/8; NYT, WT 6/9)

PM Rabin leaves for U.S. Prior to his departure, Likud leads demonstration against settlement policies, attended by smaller parties, 5,000 settlers in Jerusalem. (Qol Yisra'el 8/6, 7 in FBIS 8/'7; WP 8/7)

Palestinian negotiators meet in East Jerusalem, announce appointment of Dr. Nabil Qassis of Ramallah, unaffiliated politically, as dep. chmn. of delegation. (Qol Yisra'el 8/7 in FBIS 8/7)

WZO's 32nd Zionist Congress passes resolution refocusing settlement priorities to reflect Rabin's policies, holds closing session in Jerusalem. (JP 8/8)

Jerusalem Post reports conclusion by Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce that Arab primary and secondary boycotts have cost Israel $45 billion over 40 years. (MM 8/6)

Cheney announces that U.S. will give Israel ten used F-15 fighter aircraft as well as continue to provide 75% of funding necessary to produce joint U.S.-Israeli "Arrow" antiballistic missile. Cheney denies any contradiction with Pres. Bush's 5/29 proposal on Middle East arms reductions. (NYT 6/1)

U.S. ambassador to Kuwait states Kuwait has ended enforcement of"secondary boycott" of firms dealing with Israel. (MEM 8/8)