April 24, 1997: Israel slams UN emergency session on Har Homa as "relic of the cold war era"; attacks PLO for "incitement to violence".
24/4: Report: Israeli units helped train Peruvian commandos who stormed Japanese Embassy, successfully freeing hostages held for four months.
25/4: Terrorists kill two women near Jericho.
25/4: UN condemns Israel over Har Homa.
26/4: Hamas spokesman Mahmud Zahar says Hamas has asked Yasser Arafat to resume intifada.
27/4: Egypt's Hosni Mubarak visits Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, launching drive to mobilise Arab world and overcome Oslo deadlock.
27/4: Arab dies in riot near Hebron.
27/4: Poll shows 51 per cent of Israelis support establishment of Palestinian state.
27/4: Labour party leadership hopeful and Oslo architect Yossi Beilin meets Arafat in bid to save stalled process.
27/4: US Congressman Jim Saxton urges President Bill Clinton to stop funding the PA until it fights terror and violence.
28/4: EU ambassadors prepare to return to Tehran, three weeks after leaving over charges that Iran's rulers ordered assassinations abroad.
28/4: American first lady Hillary Clinton says she has become an "eager student of Islam".
29/4: Report: Syria is preparing to arm Scud missiles with VX nerve gas; Israel warns Syria it has weapons many times more deadly than VX.
30/4: PM Binyamin Netanyahu says Oslo process is not dead.
30/4: Turkey's Defense Minister Turhan Tayan visits Israel, discusses military ties.
30/4: PA-controlled Muslim wakf rejects order by Jerusalem municipality to stop building toilets adjacent to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
30/4: Knesset votes against a further public investigation into the "Bar-On" corruption claims.
30/4: US State Department labels Iran chief terrorism sponsor in 1996. Five of seven countries on annual list of terror-sponsors are enemies of Israel: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria.
May 1, 1997: British vote Labour into government: Tony Blair is new prime minister.
1/5: US embassy in Tel Aviv won't confirm reports that ambassador Martin Indyk is leaving.
1/5: EU suspends return of envoys to Iran after Tehran refuses to allow German ambassador back.
2/5: Defence Minister Yitzhak Mordechai says threat of chemical and biological warfare are more realistic than ever.
4/5: Media report meeting being arranged between Arafat and Israeli president Ezer Weizman.
4/5: Report: Israel has turned down three Syrian proposals for restarting talks; each had preconditions unacceptable to Jerusalem.
4/5: Israel's government announces it will ease law which removes residence permits from Arab Jerusalemites who no longer reside in the city.
5/5: Holocaust Memorial Day: Special focus on the 1,5 million child victims.
5/5: PLO announces it a capital offence for any Arab to sell land to Israelis; in contravention of Oslo PLO "police" arrest east Jerusalem Arab for attempting to sell land in Hebron to an Israeli.
6/5: Israeli President Ezer Weizman meets Arafat at Israel-Gaza "border". Arafat promises security talks will resume, and that he will fight terrorism from wherever it comes--including Israel's confiscation of land and demolition of housing.
6/5: Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan refuses to attend scheduled meeting with Netanyah after disagreement over water sharing.
6/5: Israel's civil administration demolishes three illegally-built Jewish homes near the settlement of Yitzhar, south of Shechem.
7/5: Evicted Yitzhar families rebuild three demolished homes as IDF looks on.
7/5: Washington Post reports the FBI is investigating whether senior US official has been passing sensitive information to Israel, which denies any espionage is taking place.
7/5: US mediator Dennis Ross returns to region in another bid to get Oslo back on track.
8/5: Reports: "No progress in Ross talks".
8/5: PLO said to be hunting Armenian churchman after he sells property in eastern Jerusalem to Israelis for a seminary.
8/5: "Mini-crisis" between Israel and Jordan reportedly resolved after Netanyahu holds secret meeting with King Hussein.
8/5: Ariel Sharon says he will not meet Arafat "a war criminal [and] a murderer who ordered the murder of civilians, women and children".
9/5: Jerusalem Arab landdealer known to have had dealings with Israelis found murdered. Israel accuses Arafat's personal guard, Force 17.
9/5: Hizb'Allah fires mortars at SLA position in southern Lebanon; no casualties reported.
9/5: UN human rights committee accuses Israel of torturing terror suspects; Israel rejects charge.
9/5: IDF soldier injured by rioting by Hebron Arabs.
11/5: Memorial Day: Israel remembers fallen soldiers and terror victims.
11/5: Ross resumes talks with Netanyahu, but government officials say breakthrough unlikely.
12/5: Israel celebrates 49th Independence Day; Arafat bemoans Palestinian "holocaust".
12/5: President Weizman expresses disappointment that his efforts to restart Israel-PLO talks by meeting with Arafat have failed.
13/5: Labour Party convention effectively nixes effort to declare former premier Shimon Peres party president.