Tuesday, May 8, 1990

Israel's Supreme Court, responding to appeals from Israelis fed up with politicians' intrigues, rules that political parties must make public all coalition agreements before formingov't. [WT 5/9].

New York Times reports strengthening of ties between Arafat and Saddam Hussein, notes recent movement of Fateh troops from Jordan to Iraq [NYT 5/13].

Hizballah cleric Hussein Mussawi says freedom for 3 captive Israeli servicemen is "impossible" and expresses doubt that hostage crisis will end any time soon [WP 5/9].