March 12, 1989
Two U.S. diplomats detained by radical Palestinians for eight hours last week were caught taking pictures in a restricted area near a guerrilla training camp, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry statement said Col. Clifford Robert Ward, a military attache, and his assistant, Maj. Robert Siegel, were photographing a Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus on March 3.
April 9, 1991 |
Three dissident Palestinian groups offered to rejoin Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, abandoning an eight-year effort to topple his leadership and opening the way for a possible reconciliation between Arafat and Syria. The Palestine National Salvation Front--a coalition of Damascus-based factions including Fatah-Uprising, Saika and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command--appealed for talks with Arafat.
August 15, 1991 |
Palestinian guerrilla leader Ahmed Jibril said Wednesday that he has received assurances from Shiite Muslim leaders in Lebanon that no Israeli or Western hostages will be released without the concurrent release of thousands of Palestinian detainees in Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1999 |
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's meeting with President Clinton today will be critical in determining the future course of the Arab-Israeli peace process. Barak characterized this process during the Israeli election campaign as a "tough struggle for reality." This characterization is an accurate reflection of Barak and the way he thinks. He has a sharp and analytical mind as evidenced by his brilliant military career.
November 26, 1996 |
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will forge ahead with plans to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the crux of a dispute clouding prospects for talks with the Palestinians and Syria. Netanyahu spoke hours after the Palestinian Authority sent Israel a letter urging the Jewish state to halt all settlement or risk "confrontation and disaster." Soon after taking office in June, Netanyahu rescinded a freeze on construction.
September 3, 1999 |
Ariel Sharon, a legendary ex-general, former foreign minister and political hawk, decisively won the opposition Likud Party's leadership election Thursday. Sharon will try to lead the Likud out of the abyss created by moderate Ehud Barak's crushing defeat of Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in May elections. The party has scheduled another leadership vote in two years to pick a candidate for elections scheduled for 2003.