Saturday, February 8, 1997

10 top Israeli lawmakers (incl. Likud's Michael Eytan; Labor's Beilin; fmr. Shin Bet officials Gideon Ezra, Yaacov Perry; settler leader Yisarel Harel) meet to discuss the Israeli military presence in s. Lebanon in light of the helicopter crash 2/4; recommend the government consider a unilateral pullout. (MM, NYT, WT 2/10; MM 2/11)

In Heliopolis, outside of Cairo, gunmen attempt to assassinate Egyptian PM Kamal al-Janzuri, who escapes unharmed. (MBC 2/8 in WNC 2/11)