Monday, July 12, 1993

U.S. coordinator Ross delivers message from Pres. Clinton to Syrian Pres. al-Asad at meeting in Damascus. (SANA 7/12 in FBIS 7/13)

U.S. delegation meets Jordanian Crown Prince Hasan, PM al-Majali and Palestinian negotiator Faisal Husseini in Amman (Radio Jordan, JTV 7/12 in FBIS 7/13)

U.S. coordinator Ross meets Palestinian negotiators in Jerusalem. Palestinians present 4-point statement on negotiations, Palestinian interim self-government to U.S. delegation. Delegate Ghassan al-Khatib boycotts session. (Qol Yisra'el 7/13 in FBIS 7/13, 7/14; Jordan Times 7/15-16 in FBIS 7/15)

Arafat claims 2 meetings were held between PLO and Israeli officials during Washington peace talks in June. FM Peres denies any meetings took place, saying "this information is baseless." Arafat later states PLO attempted to meet Israelis but meeting did not take place. (Ha Aretz 7/12 in FBIS 7/12; MENA 7/13 in FBIS 7/13; NYT 7/13, 7/14)

Palestinian-Jordanian joint committee holds first meeting, establishes subcommittees on Jerusalem, refugees, security and borders, economic affairs, water, and legislation and laws. (Radio Jordan 7/12 in FBIS 7/12)

IDF kills 2 19-year-old Palestinians during tire-burning incident at Balata refugee camp in Nablus. (Qol Yisra'el 7/12 in FBIS 7/13)

Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Vietnam in agreement signed in Jerusalem. (WT 7/13)

Knesset defeats no-confidence motions 57-42 (see 7/6, 7/7). (MM 7/13)