Saturday, July 10, 1993

Palestinian chief negotiator Haydar 'Abd al-Shafi, in "A Second Open Letter to the Palestinian Masses," published in the East Jerusalem newspaper al-Quds, calls on the PLO to "adopt the principle of collective leadership on a democratic and logical basis." He says that Palestinian leaders "have failed over and over in concentrating our own potential in the name of our cause," and advocates a "comprehensive national dialogue" as the solution to Palestinian difficulties. (al-Quds 7/10 in FBIS 7/15; full text in al-Fajr 7/19)

Pro-PLO bloc wins Arab Journalists' Association elections in Jerusalem, delayed 7 months due to internal dissension. (al-Fajr 7/19)

Egyptian FM 'Amr Musa meets with U.S. Special Coordinator Ross in Cairo. (MENA 7/10 in FBIS 7/12)

King Hussein orders first Jordanian multiparty elections since 1956 to be held in November. (NYT 7/1 1)