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August 23, 1994 Volume 2, #157 / /\__/_/\
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A car has crashed into a house in Bellmawr, N.J. destroying the
house but injuring no one. On Sunday, police chased the 1978
Cadillac for about 18 miles, at speeds of up to 100 mph. Police
say the car missed a curve and hit the house, setting off a fire.
They rescued the two adults and two children in the house. The
Cadillac's driver also escaped injury.
Hizbullah's Mentor: America is Islam's Greater Enemy
By Georges Khoury, Mideast Newswire
Beirut: In his sermons to Muslim believers in a Beirut suburb,
Hizbullah's mentor blasted the United States as "Islam's greater
enemy." Sheikh Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, spiritual leader of the
Islamic fundamentalist movement in Lebanon, told his followers that
"Our struggle as Muslims is against the West, and particularly
America. It is a worldwide conflict between Islam and the forces of
evil led by the United States." Fadlallah accused Washington of
organizing a crusade against Muslim people worldwide.
King Hussein Calls for End of Arab Boycott
King Hussein of Jordan has called for an end to the Arab economic
boycott of Israel. In an interview with the German news weekly Der
Spiegel, Hussein said that he supports a common market in the
Middle East and added that the boycott's time has past. Hussein
said that peace with Israel is an inevitable process and added that
Israel and Jordan may sign a formal peace treaty this year.
Hizbullah Mortar Attack on Northern Israel
Hizbullah claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on northern
Israel Sunday, the first such attack from Lebanon in several years.
IDF forces retaliated against the Hizbullah with artillery fire.
The attack was in retaliation for a South Lebanese Army artillery
attack in south Lebanon Saturday which injured several Lebanese
Israel is seeking to calm the situation between the SLA and the
Hizbullah in order to avoid escalation. Head of the IDF's Northern
Command Maj. General Yitzhak Mordechai said yesterday that "there
is a war in south Lebanon and terrorists are trying to escalate the
Peres Knocks and Praises Germany
By Evans Hays (Bonn)
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is in Germany for a two-day
visit that include talks on the Middle East peace process and the
issue of nuclear smuggling. Peres says he and his country are
grateful that Germany has acted swiftly to help break the
international trade in smuggled nuclear material. But he also says
Israel is concerned about Germany's relations with Iran and its
role in world terrorism.
Peres, opening his visit to bonn Monday, told a news conference
the entire world should act together to make Iran learn that
terrorism does not pay. His remarks have a special meaning in
Germany, which has been criticized by some of its allies including
the United States for pursuing closer economic and political ties
Peres said Iran carries a major burden of guilt for world
terrorism. And he said Israel would like to see the world
community come together to tell Iran that it must stop financing
Iran is considered by many western countries to be a main source
of financial and political support for terrorist movements, many
of whose attacks are aimed at Israel or Jews in other parts of
For his part, German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel said at the
news conference that Germany in no way condones terrorism. But
he said that does not mean Iran should be isolated or "pushed
into a corner." Kinkel said a political dialogue with Iran is the
On another topic, Peres praised Germany for its vigorous effort to
stop the flow of illegal nuclear material that many countries
believe is coming from Russia and other states of the former Soviet
He told the news conference that regardless of the quality of the
nuclear material -- whether it can be used to make nuclear bombs
or not -- the smuggling of such material is still a great danger.
He said Israel was grateful that Germany has taken a lead in
trying to stop the smuggling.
German police in recent months have uncovered several attempts to
smuggle weapons-grade nuclear material onto the black market.
Israel and PLO Resume Cairo Talks
By Laurie Kassman (Cairo)
The PLO and Israel have resumed negotiations on extending
Palestinian self-rule to the rest of the West Bank. The talks have
picked up again after a marathon meeting last week between Israeli
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and top PLO negotiator Nabil Shaath.
They smoothed out the snags delaying the process.
Both sides are determined that this round of talks will nail down
the details of expanding self-rule to the West Bank. Both sides
expect the negotiations to be finished by tomorrow.
Last week, Peres and Shaath agreed to turn over control
of education and cultural affairs to Palestinian authorities by
the end of this month. Self-rule will also be extended in the
areas of taxation, health, welfare and tourism. The two men also
agreed to post a Palestinian liaison officer alongside Israeli
guards at the external border crossings into Gaza and Jericho.
Technical problems are holding up implementation of safe passage
links between the two self-rule areas. The two points are part of
the self-rule accord but have not yet been implemented.
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