Thursday, 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; 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)