Friday, December 17, 1993

PM Rabin, in comments to journalists, says he may postpone mtg. with PLO Chmn. Arafat scheduled for 12/20 because Israel-PLO disagreements are so severe they would make mtg. unsuccessful. (MM 12/17; NYT, WP 12/18)

World Bank VP Caio Koch-Weser announces donors have pledged $570 m. for aid to Palestinians in 1994, allowing all lst-yr. projects to be fully funded. (MM 12/17)

Israeli police arrest 6, including 5 Americans, on suspicion of caching weapons and planning attacks on Palestinians. Those arrested are followers of the late U.S.-born Rabbi Meir Kahane. (CSM, NYT, WP, WT 12/20)