Wednesday, August 2, 2000

Israeli FM Levy resigns fr. the cabinet, accusing PM Barak of betraying his promises to the people by offering to divide Jerusalem. Afterward, the Knesset votes in favor of 5 preliminary motions to dissolve the government, hold new elections. (MM 8/2; MA, XIN 8/2, al-Quds 8/3 in WNC 8/4; CSM, MM, NYT, WP, WT 8/3; CSM, JP 8/4; SA 8/4, MENA 8/5 in WNC 8/7)

Jewish settlers level 30 dunams of Palestinian land nr. al-Mughir, uprooting 1,600 fruit trees. (LAW 8/10)