Friday, March 2, 1990

Israeli military authorities issue order requiring all news organizations, foreign and domestic, to submit all reports on Soviet Jewish immigration to military censors [NYT 3/3; MET 3/13-19].

Responding to Baker's 3/1 statement tying U.S. loans to Israeli halting of O.T. settlements, senior officials say remarks hardened an angry Shamir against Baker proposal. Many say Baker's timing was terrible; one Labor leader says "I don't see how Shamir can surrender to the Baker plan now. His own people would kill him" [NYT 3/31].

Israel announces it will renew diplomatic ties with Bulgaria when Moshe Arens visits Sofia in the near future [NYT 3/3].