Friday, January 28, 1994

U.S. Senate approves 93-0 amendment to State Dept. authorization bill that would ban U.S. arms sales to countries blacklisting U.S. companies as part of Arab boycott of Israel. Measure would allow pres. to waive ban for 1 yr. if he deems it in national interest. (NYT, WT 1/30)

World Bank Consultative Group mtg. in Paris, grouping 24 countries and 5 international institutions, approves $120 m. in budgetary assistance to Palestinian autonomy. (AFP 1/28 in FBIS 1/31)

Fateh supporters and their allies lose majorities in weekend elections for Gaza Engineers Association and West Bank Lawyers Association. (NYT 1/31; JP 2/5)