Thursday, January 8, 1998

U.S. special envoy Ross spends 3d day shuttling btwn. Israel, PA in search of formula to bridge gap btwn. them. PM Netanyahu says that any FRD would be implemented only after the PA fulfills all of their obligations under Oslo, comes up with "more effective" security measures. (MM 1/8; ITV 1/8 in WNC 1/11; NYT, WP 1/9; MEI 1/16; JP 1/17)

In Amman, King Hussein meets with Israeli Knesset Speaker Dan Tichon, Labor MK Salah Tarif. No details of mtg. are released. (JT 1/10 in WNC 1/13) (see 1/7)

In s. Lebanon, Hizballah detonates a roadside bomb as and IDF-SLA patrol passes, wounding 4 IDF soldiers, 2 SLA mbrs., 1 cameraman. In separate incident, 1 civilian is wounded by IDF shelling. (RL, RMC 1/8 in WNC 1/11; WP 1/9; JP 1/17)