Japan becomes the eighth country to oust the Syrian diplomatic delegation in response to the ongoing slaughter of innocent men, women and children by government forces in that country.
09:45: The IDF Homefront Command conducts emergency air raid siren testing in the Gush Dan area.
** Israel’s Civil Administration sponsored a free three-day course for PA agricultural officials in a Netanya hotel on May 21-23 in an effort to provide them with Israel’s cutting edge agriculture technology. Those in attendance heard lectures from leading experts in the field, all expenses paid.
** The Knesset rejected a bid to increase the monthly salary of soldiers in compulsory service.
** The Knesset rejected a bid to establish a parliamentary committee to probe the problem of illegals in southern Tel Aviv.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)