May 14, 1997: Labour Party convention adopts platform recognising Palestinians' right to a state with limited sovereignty.
15/5: Three Israeli soldiers killed by Hizb'Allah in Lebanon. IDF artillery bombards area.
15/5: US special envoy Dennis Ross leaves region after failing to restart Israel-PLO talks.
16/5: Yasser Arafat sends letter to Bill Clinton criticising Ross and asking the president personally to intervene to break Oslo deadlock.
16/5: Second Arab land dealer found murdered in Ram'Allah.
17/5: US Secretary of State Madeline Albright: I won't visit Middle East until Israel and PLO are "ready to make decisions".
18/5: US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk says Oslo process has broken down.
19/5: Terrorist dies in failed attempt to ram and blow up Israeli naval vessel off Lebanon.
19/5: Addressing Knesset opening, PM Netanyahu blames PLO for deadlock in Oslo process.
20/5: IDF chief warns Knesset committee Arab anger is mounting as stalemate continues.
20/5: Israel denies truth of US report claiming thousands of Jewish homes in Judea-Samaria and Gaza are unoccupied; and therefore further building is unnecessary.
20/5: Defence Minister Yitzhak Mordechai says Iran has been shipping large quantities of arms via Syria to Hizb'Allah.
20/5: PA jails Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab for televising proceedings of PA legislative council.
21/5: Israel names prime minister's political advisor, Dore Gold, as new ambassador to UN.
22/5: Albright urges US Congress not to cut aid to the PA.
22/5: Netanyahu-Hosni Mubarak summit date set for May 27 at Sharm e-Sheikh, Sinai.
24/5: Israeli government denies reports that Israel will agree at Sharm e-Sheikh summit temporarily to halt construction at Har Homa.
24/5: "Moderate" Iranian cleric Mohammed Khatami elected president.
25/5: Right-wing lawmakers warn Netanyahu not to compromise on Har Homa during summit.
26/5: Palestinian human rights group accuses PA of human rights violations, including torture.
26/5: Poll finds 91% of Palestinian Arabs regard US role as broker biased in favour of Israel.
27/5: Sinai summit fails to secure breakthrough in Oslo process. Mubarak will convey new proposals put forward by Israel to Arafat.
27/5: US Congressmen Jesse Helms and Benjamin Gilman pledge to withhold aid to PA to protest its support of the death penalty for Arabs who sell land to Jews.
27/5: Journalist Daoud Kuttab freed by PA police.
29/5: Israeli press carries maps it claims represent Netanyahu's proposals for final Israel-PLO agreement. Netanyahu denies map's authenticity.
29/5: IDF soldier killed in Hizb'Allah mortar attack in southern Lebanon.
30/5: Third Arab land-dealer suspected of selling land to Jews murdered; Israeli police foil effort by six Palestinians to abduct another land-dealer.
June 1, 1997: Egyptian emissary Osama el-Baz meets PM Netanyahu with proposals for package that will facilitate a Netanyahu-Arafat summit.
2/6: Arabs clash with IDF troops outside Gush Katif settlement of Morag as Jews renew fencing on Israeli-controlled land.
3/6: Ehud Barak becomes new Labour party leader.
4/6: Netanyahu presents 'Allon-Plus" proposal (see page 2); Arafat rejects plan.
5/6: World donors decide against suspending aid to PA pending outcome of investigation into massive financial irregularities.
6/6: EU "peace envoy" Miguel Moratinos announces that the US and EU will give Egypt two weeks to break impasse in Oslo process.
8/6: PLO-Israel talks resume in Cairo; no progress.
9/6: Netanyahu says building in Jerusalem and on Har Homa will continue.
10/6: US Congress passes non-binding resolution to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital.
11/6: PLO condemns Congressional resolution.
12/6: Egyptian mediator el-Baz fails to restart Oslo talks.
12/6: Arabs riot violently outside Gush Katif communities in Gaza - one dies, two are injured.
14/6: Violent clashes between IDF troops and Arabs break out in Hebron.
15/6: Tank mine kills IDF soldier in Lebanon.
15/6: Israeli High Court rejects petitions targeting Netanyahu in the "Bar-On affair".
15/6: Hebron rioting continues.
17/6: Finance Minister Dan Meridor resigns after disagreement with PM Netanyahu.
17/6: Hebron riots enter fourth day.
18/6: Egyptian mediation effort looks to restart after Israeli and Egyptian officials meet in Cairo.
18/6: Turkey's Islamist prime minister Necmettin Erbekan resigns.
19/6: Israel reportedly asks France to help broker an agreement for an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
19/6: Israeli cabinet crisis sparked by Meridor's resignation continues.
20/6: Report: Iran and Hizb'Allah plan to attack Israeli, Turkish and US targets.
20/6: Disaster averted after thief steals bag containing bomb from Tel Aviv beach, calls police.