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  August 17, 1994 Volume 2, #153                   / /\__/_/\
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After years of reluctance to perform in front of a live audience, Barbra Streisand is ready to show off the results of her recent concert tour to cable viewers. Drawing mostly from her Las Vegas and Anaheim, Calif. concerts, the two hour show: "Barbara Streisand, the Concert" is expected to include footage showing how Streisand overcame decades of stage fright.

Israel Will Not Request Extradition of Carlos

By Sonja Pace (Paris), Lauri Neff (Washington) & EWCnews

Israeli legal sources say Israel will not demand the extradition of the terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos, who was captured Sunday in Sudan and is now in prison in France. Foreign Minster Shimon Peres expressed his hope that Carlos will remain in jail for the rest of his life. "This man killed many people and caused great damage."

After Carlos, the Jackal, appeared Tuesday in court in Paris, he was sent back to jail and officially placed under investigation. Carlos faces charges for a long list of bombings and killings carried out during the 1970s and early 1980s.

The shadowy figure who eluded arrest for more than 20 years has finally been brought before a court to answer terrorism charges. The man best known as Carlos walked into a Paris magistrate's office under tight security. When asked by special anti-terrorist Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere how he was doing, Carlos answered matter of factly, "I'm still living."

He has claimed responsibility for 83 deaths and is believed to have caused hundreds of injuries in a campaign of kidnappings and bombings in Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s and 80s. In France, alone, Carlos is implicated in attacks that killed 15 people and injured 200.

Carlos was detained by Sudanese authorities in Khartoum on Sunday and then turned over to French authorities. French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua was clearly pleased as he told a news conference how French agents had tracked Carlos over the years.

The trail was often elusive -- from West European capitals to East European sanctuaries and finally to the Middle East and Africa. In the end, Carlos seemed to run out of sponsors and places to hide.

Pasqua denied reports that France made any sort of payoff to Sudan's government for Carlos's extradition. He also played down concerns that the arrest could unleash retaliatory attacks by other shadowy terrorist groups. Pasqua said security measures are being taken to counter any such threat.

Mary Jane Deeb is a professor of international studies at American University in Washington. She says Sudan is especially interested in getting off the United States list of countries believed to sponsor terrorism. Being removed from that list could also make it easier for the impoverished country to get financial aid. Many Western governments and international organizations have restricted assistance to Khartoum because of its alleged terrorist links and poor human rights record.

Deeb says Damascus believed Carlos had become nothing more than an embarrassment. She is among experts who say Syria sent Carlos to Sudan and then told the French about it.

"Damascus is trying to clear its own image of being a supporter of terrorism, it wants to cozy up to the West and Carlos is no longer any use to Syria. So why not turn him over to the Sudan, tip off the French and then claim that you're helping the West catch terrorists."

Iran Takes Initiative; Sends Ambassador 'Home'

By Laurie Kassman (Cairo)

Iran has recalled its ambassador to Argentina amid complaints Argentina has not yet furnished proof to back up allegations Iranian diplomats are linked to the July bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Iranian Radio says the ambassador has been called home for consultations following what the radio calls Argentina's baseless allegations and propaganda against Iran. Argentina's president backed off a threat last week to kick out the ambassador and break diplomatic ties.

The Tehran government has denied any links to the bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people died. But, Argentina has issued arrest warrants for at least four Iranian diplomats it suspects of involvement in the terrorist action.

Tehran Radio says the four officials are suing the Argentine judge for defamation of character. They have filed their suit with an Iranian court.

Iranian authorities say they have asked Argentina for evidence to back up their allegations, but so far have received nothing.

Progress in Israeli-Jordanian Talks

By Art Chimes (Jerusalem)

Significant progress was reached in the Israeli-Jordanian peace talks at the Moriah hotel on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea. Jordan and Israel agreed that their territory can not be used as a base for attacks by third countries on either party. The two countries also agreed not to enter into treaties with each other's enemies. Ha'aretz reports Jordan
expressed its willingness to allow Israeli airplanes to use Jordanian airspace.

The militant Islamic group Hamas is stepping up to the challenge posed by PLO leader Yasir Arafat after Palestinian policemen in the Gaza Strip arrested several dozen of the Muslim extremists. Meanwhile, Israel has issued a warning to members of Arafat's own Fatah faction to stop killing Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israeli authorities.

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin says he will not authorize the release of any more Palestinian prisoners unless the killing of suspected collaborators is stopped. He told a closed-door parliament committee meeting members of the militant "Fatah Hawks" group have been interrogating suspected collaborators and killing some of them. An official who briefed reporters on Rabin's comments said 11 suspected collaborators had been killed in the Jericho area, alone.



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