Wednesday, July 29, 1992

Housing Min. Benyamin Ben-Eliezer estimates that 50,000 settlers will move into the o.t. over the next year if the approximately 10,000 units now under construction are completed and populated. (MM 7/30)

Israel allows Faisal Husseini's Arab Studies Society to reopen in Jerusalem after 4-year closure. (ITV 7/29 in FBIS 7/30; MM 7/30)

PM Rabin appoints 2 SHAS MKs to dep. min. positions in education and housing. (Qol Yisra'el 7/29 in FBIS 7/31)

Israel and the Vatican pledge to establish diplomatic ties with appointment of joint commission to meet in November. (WP, NYT 7/29)

Manager of Jordan National Bank Tawfiq Fakhuri meets with FM Shimon Peres, Bank of Israel officials, agrees to open a branch in the West Bank. (Al Hamishmar 8/3 in FBIS 8/4)