Thursday, November 7, 1985


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].