Wednesday, January 29, 1997

In Jerusalem, PA-Israeli security comm. holds 1st mtg. since the signing of the Hebron protocol. (al-Ayyam 1/31 in WNC 2/3)

In Damascus, UN special envoy Moratinos holds 2d round of talks with Pres. Asad; says Asad is looking for a "goodwill gesture" fr. Israel, clarification on what Israeli FM Levy meant by saying (1/22) that Israel was ready to resume talks on the basis of UN Res. 242 and the Madrid principles. (MM 1/30; ITV 2/3 in WNC 2/6)

Syrian VP Khaddam, FM Shara` arrive in Bahrain for 2-day visit. (WAKH [Manama] 1/28 in WNC 1/29)

Israeli Infrastructure M Sharon says that Israel should demand that any future peace agmt. with Syria explicitly state that Syria will not receive U.S. military aid. (IDF Radio 1/29 in WNC 1/30)

UN passes resolution extending the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for 6 mos. (RL 1/29 in WNC 1/30)