Wednesday, January 17, 1996

PM Peres demands Lebanon stop "mistreating" the SLA, warns no peace can be made with Lebanon without a full agmt. for integrating the SLA in to the Lebanese army, says warrant on SLA Cmdr. Lahd is "an insult to . . . a great Lebanese patriot, and we will not ignore it." (IGPO 1/17 in FBIS 1/18; MM 1/30) (see 1/16)

Knesset rejects bill to expand Jerusalem jurisdiction to include Beitar, Givat Ze'ev, Gush Etzyon, Ma'ale Admunim. Bill was sponsored by Likud and supported by 42 MKs fr. Likud, Moledet, National Religious Party, Shas, Tsomet, United Torah Judaism. 48 MKs fr. Labor, Meretz, Arab parties vote against. (JP 1/18)

Meretz leader MK Shulamit Aloni announces she is leaving the party but says she will remain active in politics. (ITV 1/17 in FBIS 1/18; MM 1/18; QY 1/28 in FBIS 1/30)