Friday, January 23, 1998

Arafat says he is unable to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, say he will go next time he is in Washington. Instead, he meets with Jordanian FM Tarawnah to discuss Arafat-Clinton mtg. (NYT, WT 1/24; MM 1/27; WJW 1/29; JT 1/26 in WNC 1/30; MEI 1/30)

Palestinians resume demonstrations nr. Neve Dalim settlement. IDF again opens fire on them, injuring 5. (PCHR 1/24) (see 1/22)

On this last Friday in Ramadan, Muslims in Iran, Syria mark Jerusalem Day by holding rallies to denounce U.S., Israeli policies and expressing solidarity with Palestinians. (IRNA 1/23, 1/25 in WNC 1/27)

2 IDF soldiers are wounded in clash with Hizballah in s. Lebanon. (VOL 1/23 in WNC 1/27)