Wednesday, May 3, 1995

Israel Housing Min. officials confirm that 134 acres confiscated 4/27 is part of plan to confiscate 1,100 acres of Arab land in Jerusalem for 7,000 new housing units to increase Jewish population of city by 10,000s. (CSM 5/3; WJW 5/4; MEI 5/12; JP 5/13; CSM 5/15)

U.S. Amb. to the UN Albright meets with King Hussein, PM Kabariti, discusses Jerusalem confiscations, U.S. policy toward Iran, Iraq, urges Jordan to joint NPT; heads to Cairo for talks with Pres. Mubarak on same issues. (MM 5/3; RJ 3/3 in FBIS 3/3; MENA 5/3, JT 5/4 in FBIS 5/4; WT 5/4)

Unidentified persons set fire to offices of al-Umma, a PFLP, anti-PA newspaper. (ITV 5/3 in FBIS 5/4) (see 4/26)