October 19, 1990 |
Israel will continue to expand settlements in annexed districts of Jerusalem, as well as in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, despite persistent objections from Washington, Israel's Foreign Minister David Levy said Thursday in a letter to Secretary of State James A. Baker III. The letter is expected to renew the friction that appeared to have receded with recent pledges by Israel to alter its settlement policies.
July 19, 1989
President Bush, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, has echoed the statement of Secretary of State James A. Baker III that the idea of a "greater Israel" should be abandoned, National Public Radio said in a broadcast from Washington. Baker's exhortation, in a speech on May 22, was attacked by friends of Israel in Congress.
April 18, 1989 |
Several hundred Druze Arabs demonstrated on Monday, Syria's Independence Day, in protest against Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights. "The Golan is Syrian. We are part of Syria," chanted the demonstrators at Majdal Shams, main village in the area captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War. About 400 people gathered on the Syrian side of a military dividing fence, waving Syrian flags and shouting encouragement to the protesters.
November 22, 1988 |
Israel's 12th Parliament opened Monday on a fractious note as 15 leftist legislators refused to be sworn in by a lawmaker whose party calls for expelling Arabs from Israel. Yair Sprintzak, 77, of the right-wing Moledet party, administered the oaths under a law that makes the oldest member of the Knesset, or Parliament, its acting Speaker until a permanent Speaker is chosen.