Monday, November 3, 1997

In Washington, Israeli, PA delegations (led by Israeli FM Levy, Arafat adviser Abbas) open 4 days of of high-level talks under U.S. auspices. (MM 11/3; MA 11/3 in WNC 11/4; NYT, WT, WP 11/4)

Jordan becomes the 1st Middle Eastern state to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Although Israel has signed the CWC, the government has not ratified it. (RJ 11/3 in WNC 11/6; WT 11/5)

As a "temporary security measure," IDF troops occupy Palestinian home in Azzariyya, a Palestinian neighborhood of Jersualem. PA lodges formal complaint with Israeli Military Liaison Office. (PR 11/7)