Chronology: Lebanon

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Lebanon

See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Petroleum, Affairs, Regional Affairs

2000

Oct. 16: In an interview on the Hizballah television station Al-Manar, Hizballah leader Hasan Nasrallah claimed that Elhanan Tannenbaum, the Israeli who had been captured on 15 October, was an officer for Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency. Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, Binyamin Ben-- Eliezer, asserted that Tannenbaum was a businessman who had been kidnapped. [10/17 NYT, FT, WP, 10127 MEED]

Oct. 23: President Emile Lahoud appointed Rafiq Hariri as Lebanon's new Prime Minister, replacing former Prime Minister Salim al-Hoss. Following parliamentary elections, Hariri's Karameh coalition had obtained the support of 106 of 128 Parliament members. [10/24 NYT, FT WP, 11/3 MEED]

Oct. 26: Prime Minister Hariri chose a cabinet of 30, 14 more than in the previous cabinet. The following ministers were appointed:

`Isam Faris, Deputy Prime Minister

Mahmud Hammud, Minister of Foreign and Immigrant Affairs

Khalil Hrawi, Minister of Defense

Elias Murr, Minister of Interior and Municipalities

Fuad Siniora, Minister of Finance

Samir Jisr, Minister of Justice

Michel Musa, Minister of Environment

Ghazi Aridi, Minister of Information

`Ali Qanso, Minister of Labor

Jean-Louis Qordahi, Minister of Post and Telecommunications

`Ali `Abdallah, Minister of Agriculture Ghassan Salameh, Minister of Culture. …