Thursday, May 11, 2000

Residents of the Israeli town of Metulla, nr. the Lebanese border, observe a general strike and demonstrate to protest government plans to withdraw fr. s. Lebanon. (NYT 5/12; WJW 5/18)

Israel's High Court overturns a decision to parole a Jewish settler who had initially been sentenced to life imprisonment for the execution-style slaying of a Palestinian. (NYT 5/12) (see 3/6)

In Amman, 50 University of Jordan students stage a sit-in outside parliament to protest the government's 4/4 decision to appoint half of their student council. (JT 5/12 in WNC 5/15) (see 4/10)