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  • June 6, 2022

    In the West Bank, PA forces arrested 9 Palestinian protesters during a general strike in Hebron over rising food prices. Food prices have been rising throughout the world due to Russia’s blockade...

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  • November 5, 1990

    In his new autobiography An American Life, published today, Ronald Reagan says Israel was the instigator and prime mover in Iran-contra affair; that then-P.M. Shimon Peres "was behind the...

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  • November 16, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Curfew confining 1,000,000 Palestinians to their homes enters 6th straight day [CSM 11/17].

    Other Countries: State Dept. and Bush...

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  • November 14, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli pres. Chaim Herzog calls upon Likud leader Shamir to form new government; Shamir invites Labor into coalition [WP 11/15].

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  • July 30, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In 'Ararah, within Green Line, 800 Israeli Palestinians march in support of uprising [FJ 8/7].

    Arab World: King Hussein of Jordan...

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  • March 24, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army prevents attempt by Palestinian parents and teachers to reopen 6 schools in Ramallah [WP 3/25]. Mordechai Vanunu is found guilty of...

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  • March 5, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian shot, wounded when he allegedly tried to attack Israeli soldier in al-Burayj camp 3/4 dies in Gaza hospital [WP 3/6].

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  • December 23, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Most Gaza Strip shops remain closed, but many workers from Gaza and W. Bank report to jobs in Israel. Israel rejects U.S. criticism of...

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  • December 22, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Def. Min. Rabin tours Gaza, says more troops are being deployed in occupied territories. According to Palestine Press Service, 2...

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  • November 10, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jewish settlers open fire on demonstrating secondary school students in Gaza Strip; 1 schoolgirl is killed [WP 11/11]. Police arrest 2...

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  • October 8, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Total strike in Gaza protests killing of 4 Palestinians 10/6 [FJ 10/11]. Also in Gaza, youths throw stones at Israeli vehicles, burn...

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  • September 25, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Degation of Danish and Swiss medical professionals and human rights activists visit the Gaza Strip [FJ 9/27]. Jenin resident is arrested...

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  • September 10, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: PLO spokesman in Tunis denies MK Charlie Biton's claim that PLO Chairman Arafat suggested PLO willingness to participate in direct talks with Israel [...

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  • July 31, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: U.S. State Dept. condemns proposal made by Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Michael Dekel that Palestinians on the W. Bank be expelled to Jordan [...

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  • June 30, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In annual report to Knesset, Israeli state comptroller charges series of cabinet votes supporting Lavi jet fighter project have been...

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  • March 19, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel formally acknowledges significant military ties to S. Africa, vows to reduce them gradually [WSJ, WP 3/20]. Israeli reports...

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  • December 18, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Estimated 300 Arabs and Jews demonstrate in Haifa in solidarity with the residents of the occupied territories [FJ 12/25].

    Other...

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  • December 17, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jerusalem Electric Company (JEC) and Ministry of Energy reach initial agreement whereby JEC gives up concession for Jewish settlements...

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  • September 15, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli bulldozers demolish Arab-owned groves at Za'atara near Bethlehem to make way for parking lot for tourists (FJ 9/26). IDF shoots...

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  • June 9, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: King Hussein, in U.S. for twin daughters' college graduation, meets President Reagan: "climate for progress is not good" for M.E. peace [NYT 6/10...

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  • May 19, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M.Peres, opening Knesset, says he is willing to talk peace with Jordan or a vetted Jordanian-Palestinian delegation; offers "limited...

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  • May 6, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Industry and Trade Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered strict labeling guidelines for all products made in the occupied territories, which...

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  • March 21, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: The Reagan administration is reportedly quietly encouraging Israel to sell arms to Iraq, according to an unnamed report published in...

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  • March 5, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities search and close for 6 months offices of the 2 General Federations of Trade Unions, located in Nablus, saying they...

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  • January 30, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Dr. 'Azmi Shu'aybi, 'Ali Abu Hilal, and Hasan 'Abd al-Jawad drop High Court appeal against deportation orders against them on grounds...

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  • January 13, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Following all-night session, Israeli Inner Cabinet approves package compromise dal to send Taba dispute to binding international...

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  • November 7, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: Yasir Arafat makes "Cairo Declaration," condemns acts of violence against unarmed civilians anywhere, states violators will be punished for attacks...

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  • October 24, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Mayor Iliyas Furayj of Bethlehem and Hanna Siniora, editor of al-Fajr newspaper, leave separately for 'Amman for talks with "...

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  • October 23, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ariel Sharon states in TV interview that P.M. Shimon Peres has been holding "more than (secret) contacts" with Jordanian, Palestinian,...

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  • October 16, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Peres arrives in Washington for talks with Reagan administration [NYT, LAT 10/17]. MK Meir Kahane is granted "certificate of...

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In the West Bank, PA forces arrested 9 Palestinian protesters during a general strike in Hebron over rising food prices. Food prices have been rising throughout the world due to Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian wheat and global supply chain issues. In Palestine, prices on flour, sugar, and cooking oil have risen up to 30% in the last quarter. 1 Israeli settler opened fire at Palestinians, claiming they had thrown stones at him; no injuries were reported. Israeli forces delivered a demolition notice for part of a Palestinian home in al-Rakiz in the Masafer Yatta area. Israeli forces also raided Nabi Salih, firing tear gas at Palestinians protesting the incursion; no injuries were reported. Elsewhere, Israeli forces violently dispersed a Palestinian protest in Tubas, causing tear-gas related injuries. Israeli forces also delivered notices to Palestinians in Tarqumiyah informing them that 600 dunams (148 acres) of agricultural land will be seized by Israel to expand the settlements of Telem and Adora. In East Jerusalem, Israeli forces raided Silwan, firing tear gas at Palestinians and causing injuries. In Jerusalem, Israeli right-wing activists raided the Greek Garden and the Church of Holy Trinity on Mount Zion, damaging property of the Greek Orthodox church. The Greek foreign ministry called on Israel to take “appropriate action” against the perpetrators. (AN, HA, REU, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA 6/6; WAFA 6/7; HA, MDW, PCHR 6/9; UNOCHA 6/17)

The Israeli Knesset failed to pass the 1st vote on extending the Emergency Regulations – Judea and Samaria, Jurisdiction and Legal Aid, extending Israeli law to Israeli settlers living in the West Bank. 58 voted against and 52 voted for, as the Israeli right-wing opposition voted against the measure to trigger the dissolution of the coalition government. The emergency regulation expires at the end of June. 2 party members in the Israeli coalition, Mazen Ghanaim from the United Arab List and Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi from Meretz, voted against the bill, as did the members of the Joint Arab List. (AJ, AJ, AP, GDN, NYT, POL, TOI 6/6; ALM, HA, HA, JP, MDW, TOI 6/7; AP 6/8; AP, TOI 6/10)

The Palestinian Prisoner Society reported that 1 Palestinian prisoner who has been hunger-striking for 96 days in protest over his administrative detention was in critical condition. (WAFA 6/6)

Amnesty International (AI) called on Israel to “immediately release” Salah Hammouri, a Palestinian-French human rights lawyer who works for Addameer and who has been held in administrative detention since 3/7. AI also demanded that Israel ensure that Hammouri’s East Jerusalem residency status will not be revoked. (AI 6/6)

A survey conducted by the Israeli Democracy Institute found that 60% of Israeli Jews favored segregation from the country’s Palestinian community, up from 45% in last year’s survey. In comparison, about 20% of Palestinian citizens of Israel favored segregation. (HA 6/6)

In Syria, Syrian media reported that the Syrian military had intercepted Israeli missiles targeting Damascus. (HA, REU 6/6; JP, TOI 6/7)

U.S. senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) sent a letter to U.S. secretary of state Antony Blinken, urging the Biden administration to ensure a “full and transparent investigation” into the killing of Palestinian American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on 5/11 in Jenin refugee camp. The 2 senators gave the Biden administration 30 days to report on progress related to the investigation. (AJ, HA, MDW, MEE, TOI, WP 6/7)

Haaretz reported on recently released documents at the Israeli State Archive, which details conversations between Israeli and U.S. officials during the 1st Israeli Invasion of Lebanon. In the trove of released documents are conversations between then Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and U.S. president Ronald Reagan, where President Reagan suggests that Palestinian refugees in Lebanon become Lebanese citizens. Prime Minister Begin responds by suggesting that Palestinians in Lebanon be deported to Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Saudi Arabia. (HA 6/6)

In his new autobiography An American Life, published today, Ronald Reagan says Israel was the instigator and prime mover in Iran-contra affair; that then-P.M. Shimon Peres "was behind the proposal" [WP 11/5].

Sec. Baker and King Fahd agree to framework for command and control over American and Saudi military forces in event of war [WP 11/5, 11/6; NYT 11/5; SPA 11/5 in FBIS 11/6].

Returning to Paris from Egypt, Pres. Mitterrand meets King Hussein to discuss Gulf crisis [JTE 11/6 in FBIS 11/6].

Rabbi Meir Kahane, controversial founder of militant Jewish Defense League and Kach party, is assassinated by Egyptian-American after delivering lecture in New York City (cf. 11/6, 11/7) [WP 11/6, 11/7, 11/8; NYT 11/6].

Former W. German chancellor Willy Brandt flies to Baghdad with $4 million worth of baby food and medicine on hostage "rescue" mission that embarrasses German gov't and draws objections from European officials worried about growing number of special envoys visiting Iraq [INA 11/5 in FBIS 11/6; WP, NYT, MEM 11/6].

Twenty-four of world's wealthiest nations, joined together since September as Gulf Crisis Financial Coordination Group, pledge to give $13 billion in special aid to nations hurt worst by economic sanctions against Iraq. Egypt, Turkey, and Jordan are to receive $10.5 billion by end of 1991. Group mem-bers include U.S., Japan, and EC nations (cf. 11/9) [MEM, NYT 11/6].

P.M. Shamir's gov't survives vote of con- fidence, 57-50; vote called for by Labor and leftist parties [JDS 11/5 in FBIS 11/6; MEM 11/6].

Amal and Hizballah sign peace accord in Damascus under supervision of top Syrian and Iranian officials. Agreement apparently will end battle for supremacy in S. Lebanon [INRA, DST 11/5 in FBIS 11/6; MEM 11/6; NYT, WP 11/7].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Curfew confining 1,000,000 Palestinians to their homes enters 6th straight day [CSM 11/17].

Other Countries: State Dept. and Bush transition team announce that political statement from 19th PNC, which implicitly recognizes Israel, does not meet U.S. requirements for PLO-U.S. talks [NYT 11/ 17]. British P.M. Margaret Thatcher urges Pres. Reagan and Pres. -elect Bush to take a constructive approach to new PLO positions [WP 11/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 25-year-old Palestinian from Rafah dies from wounds received during earlier demonstrations. Soldiers wound 2 Gazans with live ammunition. In Ramallah troops arrest 2 Palestinians during demonstrations. In 'Azzun soldiers arrest 15 Palestinians, demolish 3 houses [FJ 11/21].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli pres. Chaim Herzog calls upon Likud leader Shamir to form new government; Shamir invites Labor into coalition [WP 11/15].

Other Countries: Washington Post publishes report, documents alleging that American Israel Public Affairs Committee endorses candidates and is connected to other pro-Israel PACs that distribute campaign funds [WP 11/14]. Pres. Reagan says that PLO is making "some progress" at the PNC meeting in Algiers [WP 11/15].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Nablus troops shoot, wound 18-year-old Palestinian. In Gaza 3 Palestinians are shot, wounded by Israelis. Military authorities destroy or seal 9 Palestinian homes in the occupied territories. Troops arrest 54 Palestinians during sweep of the W. Bank [WP 11/15].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In 'Ararah, within Green Line, 800 Israeli Palestinians march in support of uprising [FJ 8/7].

Arab World: King Hussein of Jordan dissolves lower chamber of Jordanian parliament; half of members were W. Bank Palestinians [WP 7/31].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 67-year-old Palestinian-American dies from heart attack after Israeli troops order him to remove graffiti from neighborhood school and refuse to allow him to take heart medicine [WP 8/3]. In Jabalya demonstrations break out as Israelis lift curfew for an hour and a half; 28 Palestinians are injured [FJ 8/7]. In Khan Yunis 8 people are shot, 30 injured by tear gas [FJ 8/7]. Demonstrations also occur in Bayt Sahur, Tulkarm, and Burayj, Beach camps [FJ 8/14].

Other Countries: New York Times reports Reagan administration officials have met with members of Congress and leaders of American-Jewish organizations to work out deal allowing Kuwait to buy U.S. arms [NYT 7/31]. In Peru authorities arrest 3 Palestinians, charge them with trying to make contact with Peruvian guerrillas [WP 7/31].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army prevents attempt by Palestinian parents and teachers to reopen 6 schools in Ramallah [WP 3/25]. Mordechai Vanunu is found guilty of 1 count of treason and 2 counts of espionage for selling information about Israel's nuclear facility in Negev desert to Sunday Times (London) [CSM 3/25].

Arab World: Pres. Husni Mubarak sends message to Pres. Reagan protesting Israeli threat to attack Saudi Arabian missile sites [WP 3/25].

Other Countries: U.S. def. sec. Frank Carlucci and Egyptian def. min. 'Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazalah sign agreement allowing Egypt to bid on U.S. weapons contracts [WP 3/25]. U.S. officials report Israel has been conducting unusually intensive low-level bombing practice runs [WP 3/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: At Balatah refugee camp in Nablus, Israeli soldiers open fire after demonstrators attack military vehicles with stones and iron bars; 2 Palestinians are killed and 3 soldiers are injured. Curfew is imposed. At least 100 Palestinians have been killed by soldiers since uprising began [NYT 3/25; FJ 3/27]. Protesters set fire to Israeli bus in Hebron-area village of Shuyukh [FJ 3/27].

Arab World: IDF planes attack Palestinian targets near Sidon, S. Lebanon; 5 are killed or wounded [NYT 3/25]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian shot, wounded when he allegedly tried to attack Israeli soldier in al-Burayj camp 3/4 dies in Gaza hospital [WP 3/6].

Other Countries: Sec. of State Shultz retums to U.S. from Middle East trip [NYT 3/6]. New York Times reports former Sec. of State Henry Kissinger urged Am. Jewish leaders to withhold criticism of Israel and voiced support for media ban in W. Bank and Gaza Strip and Israeli use of force [NYT 3/5]. Reagan administration endorses letter signed by 30 senators criticizing P.M. Shamir for rejection of land for peace formula [WP 3/8].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF troops fire on demonstrators in Dahariyyah near Hebron, killing 2 Palestinians. In northem Israel, 4 Israelis are wounded by Katyusha rocket fired from S. Lebanon. Soldiers raid Jalazun refugee camp near Ramallah and arrest about 50 Palestinians [WP 3/6]. Troops conduct mass nighttime arrests in several W. Bank camps [FJ 3/13]. Palestinian youth is shot dead by Israeli troops during clash in Mazra'ah al-Sharqiyyah village [WQP 3/28]. In Qalandiya refugee camp, near Jerusalem, protesters attack IDF patrol with stones, Molotov cocktails [Fl 3/13]. Students demonstrate in Ramallah after failed attempt to enter Birzeit U. [Fl 3/13]. Clashes between Israeli troops and tire-burning Palestinians are reported in Ramallah, Qalqiliyyah, and Abu Dis village. At least 3 are injured by army gunfire in Jenin. Curfews are in force in Burayj, Dayr al-Balah, and 'Arrub camps, Khadir village, and Bani Na'im village [Fl 3/13].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Most Gaza Strip shops remain closed, but many workers from Gaza and W. Bank report to jobs in Israel. Israel rejects U.S. criticism of its handling of disturbances [WP 12/24]. New prison camp is opened outside of Hebron to hold recently arrested Palestinian protesters [NYT 12/24]. Full commercial strike is observed in Jenin; soldiers break commercial strike in Bethlehem. Hundreds of Palestinians are arrested in connection with recent demonstrations [FJ 12/27]. Def. Min. Rabin announces tougher security plan for occupied territories [CSM 12/24].

Other Countries: U.S. again calls on Israeli leaders to cease using live ammunition to control riots in the occupied territories [NYT, WP 12/24]. Pentagon reports U.S. and Israel have agreed on joint funding for new anti-tactical ballistic missile system called the Arrow. U.S. will pay 80% of project's cost. Missile will be built in Israel [LAT 12/24]. Reagan administration officials state they plan to challenge legality of new law requiring closure of PLO's UN observer mission in New York [LAT 12/24]. Yasir 'Abd Rabbuh, head of PLO's information department, announces PLO Executive Com. will discuss establishment of Palestinian government-in-exile [FJ 12/27].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli military rounds up hundreds of alleged rioters in Gaza Strip and W. Bank. Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp is sealed off and curfew imposed. Duhayshah camp, near Bethlehem, is also sealed. Reports indicate Israel has increased its military presence in the territories [WP 12/24].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Def. Min. Rabin tours Gaza, says more troops are being deployed in occupied territories. According to Palestine Press Service, 2 Palestinians wounded in jenin clash 12/21 die in hospital. Military bans distribution of al-Quds in W. Bank for 1 month [NYT, LAT 12/23]. Israel orders 4 Palestinian teachers colleges closed for 1 month: Abu Dis College of Science and Technology in Bethlehem, al-Tirah Teachers College, al-Shuyukhi College, and Ramallah's al- 'Asriyyah Community College; closure of W. Bank government schools is extended until 12/27 [FBIS 12/22; FJ 12/27]. Full commercial strike shuts down Nablus [FJ 12/27]. Hebron Polytechnic College is ordered closed for 1 month [FJ 12/27].

Other Countries: Reagan administration statement criticizes Israel's "harsh security measures and excessive use of live ammunition" in the occupied territories. U.S. abstains in UN Security Council vote, allowing passage of resolution strongly deploring Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip and W. Bank [LAT, NYT 12/23]. U.S. Jewish leaders express concern over violence in territories [WP 12/23]. U.S. Pres. Ronald Reagan signs State Dept. spending bill, which includes provision requiring closure of PLO observer mission to UN [NYT 12/24]. Jordan's King Hussein arrives in Moscow, meets with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev [CSM, LAT 12/23].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: At Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp, Palestinian youth is shot dead, at least 3 are wounded by Israeli troops; camp is placed under curfew. At least 3 Palestinians are wounded by Israeli gunfire during clashes in Jenin and Hebron villages of Yatta and Idna [LAT 12/23; WP 12/23, 12/24]. Scattered demonstrations are reported in W. Bank [NYT 12/23]. Israeli troops arrest at least 150 people in night raid on Burayj refugee camp [FJ 12/27]. Curfew is imposed on Qalqiliyyah after demonstrators bum Israeli military govemor's car [FJ 12/27]. Military erects cement barrier at Duhayshah refugee camp's main entrance in effort to prevent rock attacks on Israeli cars [FJ 12/27

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jewish settlers open fire on demonstrating secondary school students in Gaza Strip; 1 schoolgirl is killed [WP 11/11]. Police arrest 2 Galilee Arabs on suspicion of murdering Israeli soldier [FJ 11/15].

Arab World: PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat meets with King Hussein of Jordan in Amman [FJ 11/15].

Other Countries: Israeli Pres. Chaim Herzog holds talks with U.S. Pres. Reagan and Sec. of State Shultz, addresses U.S. Congress [WP 11/11].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops use tear gas, live ammunition to disperse Islamic University students protesting murder of schoolgirl; 2 students are reported injured [WP 11/11]. Israeli soldiers and border guards uproot 1,200 olive trees from Negev land owned by al-Nassarah tribe; 3 tribe members are injured [FJ 11/15].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Total strike in Gaza protests killing of 4 Palestinians 10/6 [FJ 10/11]. Also in Gaza, youths throw stones at Israeli vehicles, burn tires in roads; 5 Israelis are injured by stones thrown at tourist bus [FBIS 10/9]. Trustees of al-Najah, Birzeit, al-Quds, and Islamic universities meet in Nablus [FJ 10/11]. IDF checkpoint outside al-Birah prevents students from attending classes [FJ 10/11]. Representatives of striking employees from Abu Dis College of Science and Technology meet with administration officials [FJ 10/11]. Al-Dustur reports Higher Education Council has approved establishment of 3 new community colleges on W. Bank: 2 in Hebron and 1 in Bethlehem [FBIS 10/9].

Other Countries: Reagan administration drops plan to sell Saudi Arabia Maverick anti-tank missiles in effort togain congressional support for remainder of arms sale package [NYT 10/9]. Washington Jewish Weekly reports U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles, chairman of Senate Budget Com., is supporting Israeli request to refinance part of its debt [WJW 10/8].

Military Action

Arab World: Israeli warplanes attack Tyre [FBIS 10/9]. Amal and Palestinians exchange machine gun and rocket fire southeast of Sidon. State of alert is declared for Shatila and Burj al-Barajinah refugee camps in Beirut [FBIS 10/9].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Degation of Danish and Swiss medical professionals and human rights activists visit the Gaza Strip [FJ 9/27]. Jenin resident is arrested in connection with 9/24 stabbing attack of Israeli soldier [FJ 9/27].

Other Countries: Letter signed by 64 senators opposed to proposed armsale to Saudi Arabia is delivered to Pres. Reagan [NYT 9/29]. General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency approves resolution calling on Israel to place all nuclear facilities under agency safeguards [MET 9/25].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: PLO spokesman in Tunis denies MK Charlie Biton's claim that PLO Chairman Arafat suggested PLO willingness to participate in direct talks with Israel [CSM 9/11].

Other Countries: Reagan administration confirms it will request additional aid for Israel to ease financial hardships incurred by canceling Lavi project [WP 9/11].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Khan Yunis, Israeli troops open fire on stone-throwing youths; 54-year-old woman is wounded [FJ 9/20].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: U.S. State Dept. condemns proposal made by Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Michael Dekel that Palestinians on the W. Bank be expelled to Jordan [NYT 8/1]. U.S. Dep. of Commerce files complaint against supermarket chain charging it broke U.S. laws prohibiting participation in Arab boycott of companies that deal with Israel [WP 8/1]. U.S. Sec. of State George Shultz informs congressional sponsors of bill aimed at closing PLO offices in U.S. that Reagan administration opposes closing PLO office at UN but is considering closing Palestine Information Office (PIO) [WP 8/9]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In annual report to Knesset, Israeli state comptroller charges series of cabinet votes supporting Lavi jet fighter project have been made on "insufficient . . . and incorrect assessments of cost" [LAT 7/1].

Other Countries: Israeli Defense Minister Rabin arrives in Washington for talks with Reagan administration officials about Lavi project [LAT 7/1].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel formally acknowledges significant military ties to S. Africa, vows to reduce them gradually [WSJ, WP 3/20]. Israeli reports indicate Rafael Eitan in testimony before commission investigating Pollard spy affair stated he acted with "permission and authority" [NYT 3/20]. Haifa Central Court rules demolition order and heavy fine imposed by Fraidees village be canceled on grounds that village bypassed proper channels in declaring Arab-owned land "agricultural." Attorneys hope to use decision as precedent in similar cases within the green line [FJ 3/27]. Protests erupt in Rafah for third straight day [FJ 3/27]. Bomb explodes on road to Alfe Menasheh settlement near Nablus [FJ 3/27].

Arab World: Former U.S. Pres. Carter on visit to Cairo criticizes Reagan administration and Israeli policies, praises PLO Chairman Arafat's willingness to accept international peace conference without direct PLO participation [WP 3/20].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Estimated 300 Arabs and Jews demonstrate in Haifa in solidarity with the residents of the occupied territories [FJ 12/25].

Other Countries: White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan publicly denies Pres. Reagan approved August 1985 Israeli arms shipment to Iran, contradicting testimony from former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane [LAT 12/19]. Britain pledges aid for Jordan's W. Bank and Gaza Strip development project UP 12/19].

Military Action

Arab World: Syrian troops take Sami Turk, a commander of Sunni fundamentalist group known as Tawhid (Islamic Unification Movement), into custody. Tawhid members kill 15 Syrian soldiers in protest. Leftist Lebanese parties join with Syrian forces in 36-hour battle, which leaves over 200 dead [WP 1/13].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jerusalem Electric Company (JEC) and Ministry of Energy reach initial agreement whereby JEC gives up concession for Jewish settlements in the occupied territories to Israeli National Electric (IEC). JEC will continue to serve its Palestinian customers [FJ 12/19]. Senior Israeli officials dispute White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan's reported testimony that Israelacked Pres. Reagan's approval for August 1985 arms shipment to Iran [NYT 12/18]. Finance Minister Moshe Nissim announces plan for major reform that would "desocialize" Israel's economy. Histadrut threatens strike if program is implemented [WT 12/18]. Palestinians held in converted Gaza army camp protest conditions and treatment at detention center [FE 12/19]. Jerusalem police arrest 5 Jewish men accused of violence against Palestinians in the last 3 weeks. Charges range from illegal demonstration to stone throwing and battering a small child [F 12/25].

Arab World: Director of PLO Political Department 'Abd al-Latif Abu Hijlah meets with British Foreign Ministry representative Patrick Nixon in Tunis [FJ 12/25].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli bulldozers demolish Arab-owned groves at Za'atara near Bethlehem to make way for parking lot for tourists (FJ 9/26). IDF shoots and kills 30-year-old mother, Muyassar Jamil al-Hih, at Hebron Mosque (Fl 9/15).

Arab World: In Beirut, group called "Arab Revolutionary Cells-'Umar al-Mukhtar Forces" claims responsibility for Beirut kidnapping of Frank Reed and Joseph Ciccippio (NYT 9/16).

Other Countries: In Washington, Israeli P.M. Peres meets President Reagan at White House, de-emphasizes endorsement of international conference, stresses need for direct negotiations at bilateral level with each of parties concerned in peace process (NYT 9/16). Amnesty International of London announces ithas compiled allegations of torture at Khiyam detention center in S. Lebanon (run by SLA with Israeli supervision), including detailed account of torture of West Bank resident; group says it is publicizing charges because Israel has failed to respond to its appeals for an independent probe (WP 9/17). In Paris, bomb explodes in police station, killing one and wounding 51 (NYT 9/16).

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: King Hussein, in U.S. for twin daughters' college graduation, meets President Reagan: "climate for progress is not good" for M.E. peace [NYT 6/10]. PLO official Khalid Nazal shot dead in Athens street [NYT 6/11]. Greek security sources reportedly blame Mossad agents [FJ 7/20], PLO blames CIA and Mossad. Jerusalem Post identifies victim as a DFLP official [JP 6/11].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M.Peres, opening Knesset, says he is willing to talk peace with Jordan or a vetted Jordanian-Palestinian delegation; offers "limited self-govemment" to occupied territories [DT 5/20]. Industry Minister Ariel Sharon tours the 600 dunums of land near Hebron where he wants two new "industrial zones" built to fumish jobs to the region's settlers [JP 5/20; AA 5/25]. Histadrut chief Yisrael Kessar condemns plan [JP 5/21].

Other Countries: Reagan administration asks Syrian President al-Asad to close Abu Nidal's Damascus office, whose existence Syria denies [NYT 5/20]. Nine residents of Golan Heights condemned in military court to prison sentences ranging from 10 to 37 years for "security offenses" [AA 5/25].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Industry and Trade Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered strict labeling guidelines for all products made in the occupied territories, which he claims "threaten Israeli firms with unfair competition" [JP 5/6]. Israeli police and Shin Bet arrest 5 more members of alleged underground Palestinan cell suspected of 2 murders, 2 attempted murders, bringing total arrested to 25 [JP 5/7]. Israel signs agreement to participate in U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative; Israel is the third to sign, after Britain and West Germany [LAT, WP 5/7]. Police Staff Sergeant-Major Yosef Oren is charged in police disciplinary court with beating a prisoner with electric cords to force him to confess to murder [JP 5/7]. Mattityahu Drobles, co-chairman of the World Zionist Organization's settlement department, vetoes proposal by his cochairman, Nissim Zvili, that 500 Palestinian refugee families replace the Israeli settlers in Kibbutz Netzarim instead of being settled at Tal Sultan; Gaza Strip settlers joined Drobles in dismissing the proposal [JP 5/7].

Arab World: Pres. Hafiz al-Asad ends 24- hour visit to Amman after talks with King Hussein aimed at improving relations between the 2 countries; no communique or joint statement is issued [NYT 5/7].

Other Countries: U.S. Senate rejects by vote of 73-22 the Reagan administration's request to sell $354 million worth of advanced arms to Saudi Arabia [NYT, WP 5/7]. Ahmad Nawaf Mansur, a Jordanian arrested in connection with the explosion at a West Berlin discotheque last month, has reportedly confessed to an earlier bombing in the city, saying it was organized by the Syrian embassy in East Berlin [NYT 5/7].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: The Reagan administration is reportedly quietly encouraging Israel to sell arms to Iraq, according to an unnamed report published in London [JP 3/21]. Several thousand Golan Heights Druze converge on Majd al-Shams to protest police confiscation of 2 tons of apples belonging to Druze growers who allegedly failed to submit income tax returns UTA, JP 3/24].

Arab World: Yasir Arafat is quoted as saying the United Arab Emirates has resumed financial aid to the PLO [BG 3/22].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities search and close for 6 months offices of the 2 General Federations of Trade Unions, located in Nablus, saying they were fronts for terrorist organizations; documents are seized, no arrests made [JP 3/6]. Family of 'Aziz Shehadeh, prominent West Bank lawyer murdered 3 months ago, holds press conference, accuses Israeli police of negligence, inefficiency, and double standards in their investigation of the crime [LAT, JP 3/6]. Knesset overwhelmingly rejects proposal presented by Tehiya MK Geula Cohen to annex territory occupied by Israel since 1967 [PI, BG 3/6].

Other Countries: Pres. Reagan urges 100 American Jewish leaders attending White House briefing for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to support his request to Congress for $100 million in aid for the Contras fighting the Nicaraguan govemment; Reagan promises he would never sell arms to moderate Arab countries that would threaten security of Israel [JTA 3/6; MO 3/15]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Dr. 'Azmi Shu'aybi, 'Ali Abu Hilal, and Hasan 'Abd al-Jawad drop High Court appeal against deportation orders against them on grounds they cannot expect a reasonable decision [NYT 1/31]. Sephardi Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu proposes erecting a synagogue on the Haram al-Sharif [JTA 1/31].

Arab World: Talks break down between Yasir Arafat, King Hussein after 5days of discussion on how to secure role for PLO in M.E. peace process; PLO will accept UN resolutions 242, 338 only if the U.S. recognizes Palestinian righto self-determination within context of Jordanian-Palestinian confederation, and if U.S. guarantees effective peace conference [WP, BG 1/31]. Arab League condemns U.S. economic, military pressures against Libya, rejects Libya's demand for economic retaliation [WP, LAT 1/31]. Anonymous phone caller claims responsibility on behalf of Abu Nidal group for 1/29 killing of 2 Israeli soldiers in West Bank [BG 1/31].

Other Countries: U.S. vetos UN Security Council resolution stating "provocative" visit by Israel MKs "violated the sanctity of the Haram al-Sharif" in Jerusalem; vote is 13-1, with 1 abstention [NYT 1/31; JTA 2/3]. Reagan administration postpones indefinitely proposed $1.9 billion arms sale to Jordan [LAT 1/31; NYT, WP 2/1]. United Jewish Appeal announces its 1985 campaign raised total of $637 million, a $51. 1 million increase over the year before [JTA 1/31].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Two gunmen open fire from a moving car outside Jerusalem's Old City, killing an Israeli undercover police detective investigating drug cases, injuring 2 others; 4 Palestinians are arrested [WP, NYT 1/31].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Following all-night session, Israeli Inner Cabinet approves package compromise dal to send Taba dispute to binding international arbitration if conciliation fails; agreement conditional on Egypt's return of ambassador to Tel Aviv, full normalization of relations. P.M. Peres threatened tobring down govt. if cabinet disagreed [WP, NYT 1/14]. Thirteen Palestinians are detained in connection with land fraud case, bringing total to 30 [JP 1/15]. Haifa U. sociologist Sami Smooha publicizes recent poll results showing 58% of Israelis believe it is "impossible to trust most Arabs," 47% want Palestinians to be encouraged to leave the country [JP 1/14]

Arab World: PLO Executive Committee begins meetings in Baghdad; 4 seats belonging to opposition factions remain empty, Muhammad 'Abbas does not attend. PLO spokesman tells Toronto Star the Soviet Union offered to help reunite PLO factions in return for a guaranteed part in M.E. peace negotiations [TS 1/15]. Egyptian chief coroner confirms Sulayman Khatir committed suicide [LT 1/14].

Other Countries: Reagan administration urges Syria to expel Abu Nidal group from Syrian-controlled Biqa' Valley [JTA 1/14].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: Yasir Arafat makes "Cairo Declaration," condemns acts of violence against unarmed civilians anywhere, states violators will be punished for attacks outside Israeli-held lands [NYT 11/8].

Other Countries: France reaffirms its view PLO should be present at M.E. peace talks [NYT 11/8]. U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee approves Senate-passed legislation shelving Pres. Reagan's proposed $1.9 billion arms sale to Jordan until 1 March unless King Hussein begins "direct and meaningful" peace negotiations with Israel [CT, JTA 11/8]. U.S. Senate votes 90-2 to prohibit any voluntary contributions by the U.S. to the UN from being used for programs for the PLO; Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Charles Mathias (R-Md.) voted against the bill, but did not give any reason for doing so [JTA 11/8].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Mayor Iliyas Furayj of Bethlehem and Hanna Siniora, editor of al-Fajr newspaper, leave separately for 'Amman for talks with "very high up people"; Furayj says he will discuss "municipal matters," Siniora says he will discuss "how we can repair the damage between the Jordanians and the Palestinians" [LT 10/25]. Finance Min. Yitzhak Moda'i states plans for 6 new settlements in the W. Bank will not be implemented despite his earlier statements to that effect [JP 10/25]. Negev Bedouin refuse to elect delegation to represent them on Supreme Committee on Bedouin Affairs, chaired by advisor on Arab affairs Yosef Ganat [JP 10/25]. Ariel Sharon states in TV interview Jordan must remove PLO bases from its territory as condition for negotiating with Israel [MG 10/25].

Arab World: King Hussein meets with Pres. Mubarak in 'Amman to discuss Peres' proposals for direct talks. Hussein states at press conference that U.S. Congress will not force him to negotiate directly with Israel by delaying arms sales to Jordan [NYT, CSM 10/25]. Al-Quds newspaper in Jerusalem reports Jordan has ordered several PLO offices in 'Amman closed, ordered staff reductions at others, and has refused permission to enter to several PLO commanders, including the head of Fateh's Force 17, Abu Tayyib, and Muhammad Milham, PLO Executive Committee member who refused to sign statement prepared by Brit. For. Min. denouncing use of violence and recognizing Israel's right to exist. (Move follows Arafat's recent cancellation of trip to 'Amman, reported failure of Arafat's deputy Khaled al-Hasan to reach understanding during recent talks with King Hussein on breakdown in talks with British For. Min.). Jordanian army units are reportedly strengthened near PLO camps [JP, FJ 10/25; LT 10/271]. Reports indicate Bishop Iliyas Khuri, PLO Executive Committee member, has signaled his wish to resign over embarrassment due to recent cancellation of talks with British Foreign Ministry [JP 10/25].

Other Countries: State Dept. announces Asst. Sec. of State Richard Murphy made unpublicized trip to Jordan this week to give King Hussein private assurances from P.M. Peres about sincere desire for negotiations. Murphy then flies to New York for talks with Shultz, and later joins Shultz in talks with Peres [NYT 10/25]. U.S. Senate votes 97 to 1 to postpone Pres. Reagan's proposed $1.9 billion arms sale to Jordan until 1 March unless Jordan begins direct peace negotiations with Israel before then [WP, PI 10/25]. Hussein charges U.S. with "reneging" and "blackmail" [WP 10/25]. European Parliament votes to back "with all its available means" P.M. Shimon Peres' peace plan; resolution calls for recognition of the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people, calls for PLO participation in peace process. Resolution proposed by Socialist group, backed by Italian Communists [JTA 10/25]. French For. Min. Roland Dumas temporarily postpones upcoming visit to Israel to express "displeasure" over 10/1 Israeli air strike on PLO base in Tunis [JTA 10/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shots are fired at Israeli motorist on Jerusalem-Jericho road as he changes a flat. Area is curfewed; no arrests made [JP 10/25]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ariel Sharon states in TV interview that P.M. Shimon Peres has been holding "more than (secret) contacts" with Jordanian, Palestinian, and U.S. leaders and has been holding actual "talks"; Sharon claims Peres should have reported this "process" to the government [JP 10/24]. P.M. Shimon Peres meetsecretly with Sri Lankan P.M. Jayawardene in Paris; there are no diplomatic relations between 2 countries, but 15-year-old trade ban between 2 countries was lifted this July, Israel has trained Sri Lankan police in "anti-terrorist" techniques [JP 10/29]

Arab World: PLO headquarters in Tunis condemns Israel's proposals for direct negotiations with Jordan, says PLO involvement is necessary for peace in the M. E. [PI 10/24]. King Hussein welcomes the "spirit" of Peres' 10/21 negotiations proposal at the UN although says it did not "meet the needs of the moment" [NYT 10/24].

Other Countries: Pres. Reagan, facing overwhelming congressional pressure, endorses resolution barring arms sale to Jordan until 1 March 1986 unless Jordan begins "direct and meaningful peace negotiations" with Israel before then [NYT, WP, LAT, BG 10/24]. Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports Canada has refused to grant entry visa to MK Meir Kahane, who is in U.S. on fund-raising tour [JTA 10/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Two bombs explode in market in Afula, injuring 5Israelis including a baby; 80 Palestinians are rounded up for questioning. Bombs are the 3rd and 4th in 4 days inside the green line [WP, JTA 10/24].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Peres arrives in Washington for talks with Reagan administration [NYT, LAT 10/17]. MK Meir Kahane is granted "certificate of identity" by U.S. consulate in Jerusalem [WP 10/17]. Knesset members walk out during half-hour speech by MK Meir Kahane in which he condemns Education Ministry's plans to sponsor meetings between Israeli and Palestinian students [JP 10/17].

Arab World: Tunisian Pres. Habib Bourguiba is reportedly at odds with most of his main advisors over whether to allow the PLO to retain its political headquarters in Tunis; Bourguiba is said to favor having the PLO leave, while his cabinet is arguing for closer relations with the rest of the Arab world [NYT 10/17]. King Hussein cuts short vacation in Northern Scotland and holds talks with British Foreign Office Minister for the M.E. Timothy Reton following failure of British to meet 2 PLO officials. Hussein then returns to 'Amman for talks with the PLO [DT 10/17]. Egyptian pilot of intercepted plane states U.S. jet fighters threated to fire on him if he did not agree to land in Sicily [MG 10/17]. Anti-American demonstrations erupt in Cairo for 2nd time in 4 days; leaders of opposition parties meet with Mubarak to ask that he sever relations with the U.S. and Israel [LAT 10/17].

Other Countries: U.S. announces body of man found on Syrian coast has been "positively identified" as that of Leon Klinghoffer [NYT 10/17]. UN General Assembly rejects attempt by 18 Arab states to oust Israel from the assembly. Egypt, Jordan, and Oman do not join in the effort [NYT 10/17]. Italian govt. falls over Achille Lauro affair. Republican party of Defense Minister Giovanni Spadolini withdraws from coalition in protest of decision to let Muhammad 'Abbas go free [NYT 10/17]. Socialist International, meeting in Vienna, lambasts Irael for Tunis air raid; speakers from Labor and Social Democratic parties from 10 countries (including Austria, W. Germany, Italy, and Tunisia) condemn the raid. Statement is issued at conclusion calling for political negotiations without preconditions, stating "all parties involved in the conflict must take part" [JP 10/17]. Spain's consul-general says Spain is expected to establish diplomatic ties with Israel by 31 December 1985, the day Spain is scheduled to enter the EEC [JP 10/18].