Sunday, March 13, 1994

Israeli cabinet unanimously declares Kach and Kahane Chai movements "terrorist," bans them under 1948 Prevention of Terrorism Act. Kach issues statement denouncing ban but suspends operations pending judicial appeal. "Yesha" settlers' council accuses govt. of "arrogant and dangerous double standard." (CSM, MM, NYT, WP, WT 3/14)

IDF clarifies regulations on firing at settlers, saying directives barring firing at settlers "did not apply to cases of murder" and that soldiers must fire back in life-threatening situations even if assailants are Israelis. (NYT 3/14)

UNSC deadlock over resolution on Hebron continues, U.S. seeking separate vote on paragraph referring to Jerusalem. VP Gore, addressing AIPAC annual convention, says Clinton admin. trying "to preserve our position on Jerusalem." (WP 3/14)

U.S. Pres. Clinton telephones Syrian Pres. al-Asad to urge resumption of Israeli-Syrian negotiations. Al-Asad reaffirms commitment to peace process. (MM, WT 3/14)