Sunday, March 1, 1998

Referring explicitly to UN Res. 425, PM Netanyahu again offers to withdraw fr. s. Lebanon, if Lebanon provides security guarantees. Lebanon rejects the offer. (NYT 3/2; RL 3/2 in WNC 3/5; WP 3/3; al-Thawra 3/5 in WNC 3/10) (see 1/11)

Israel's Cabinet Secy. Dani Nave, PM adviser Uzi Arad leave for Europe on a "political mission." (MA 3/1 in WNC 3/5; MM, WT 3/2)

Jordan announces that it has secured $630 m. in grants, loans for water projects to be implemented over 5 yrs. as part of a $5-b., 14-yr. water resource management plan. Donors include Arab Fund ($154 m.), German Development Bank ($151.3 m.), USAID ($100 m.), Japan ($70 m.), World Bank ($55 m.), European Investment Bank ($45 m.), France ($22 m.), Italy ($20 m.). (JT 3/2 in WNC 3/5)