Saturday, May 4, 1991

New York Times reports that Israeli gov't. is acknowledging for 1st time that tens of thousands of Soviet Jews are postponing or canceling their moves to Israel because of the lack of employment for those already there [NYT 5/5].

For 1st time since PLO established foothold in Lebanon, gov't. authorities have begun to prosecute Palestinian fighters on charges of illegal possession of weapons, according to Lebanese officials. Military prosecutor brings charges against 6 PFLP and 2 Fateh members [NYT 5/5].