Tuesday, July 15, 1986


Occupied Palestine/Israel: The New York Times reports that the U.S. Consulate in Israel has received 96 complaints since 6/1 from Palestinian-Americans whoaid their U.S. passports were confiscated upon arrival at Ben-Gurion airport [NYT 7/16].

Arab World: King Hussein, in press conference for 19 M.E.-based correspondents, including 9 from Israel, expresses hope to open dialogue with West Bank leaders and concern about a possible mass migration from the occupied territories if situation continues; says Fateh offices were closed in part because of an "unholy alliance" between the communists, Fateh, and the fundamentalist Muslims, which also caused the rioting at Yarmuk University in May [WP 7/19].