Monday, February 22, 1999

U.S. Asst. Secy. of State Martin Indyk denies Israeli charges that the PA recently released terrorists, murders fr. custody in violation of the Wye accord. (WT 2/24; WJW 2/25; NYT 2/26; JP 3/5; al-Istiqlal 3/5 in WNC 3/12; MEI 3/12)

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu names Likud whip Meir Shitreet as finance minister, relinquishing the position which he has held since 12/16. (MM, WP 2/23)

The EU Council of Ministers approves (14-1) 2/11 recommendation to allow Israel to participate in the Fifth Framework research and development program. (WT 2/23; Le Soir 3/4 in WNC 3/5; JP 3/5)