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Many states have government-run lotteries, but the chances of winning a lot of money are very slim. But Bob Young of Greenville, Penn. estimates that he's won his state's lottery at least 25 times. In July he won $100,000. He says he's taken in about $800,000 in all. Young says he selects numbers he dreams about, numbers that show up in patterns and numbers that haven't come up for a while but lottery officials point out that whatever system Young thinks he's worked out, his winnings are simply the result of luck.

Egypt Offers Israel Peace Advice

By Patricia Golan (Jerusalem)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa says that Israel will have to withdraw completely from the Golan Heights if it wants full peace with Syria. Moussa was speaking in Israel during a two-day official visit--the highest-profile visit of a senior-ranking Egyptian official to Israel in years.

Moussa has visited Israel several times in the past, carrying messages related to the peace process. But this is his first state visit. The visit seems designed to show that Egypt wants to develop bilateral ties with Israel. Israel and Egypt signed a peace accord in 1979, but relations between the two countries since then have been described as a "cold peace." However ties have warmed since Mideast peace talks began in 1991.

In remarks in Jerusalem, the Egyptian foreign minister said he is optimistic about chances of progress in peace talks between Israel and Syria, which are stalled over the issue of the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria. Moussa said he hoped Egypt could play a role in negotiations between Israel and Syria, but said Israel must be prepared to withdraw from the strategic heights.

"Peace with Syria will require by necessity full withdrawal from

the Golan. It is all for all. Full peace for full withdrawal, there
is  no  question about that, let's  not  fool ourselves, there
couldn't be peace without full withdrawal from Syria."

The foreign minister's visit was overshadowed by criticism in Israel about his initial refusal to visit the Holocaust museum Yad Vashem,the memorial to the Six-Million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War 2. A visit to the memorial is considered a must for all visiting foreign dignitaries to Israel.

Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres telephoned Moussa several times before his arrival to explain the sensitivity over the issue. Soon after his arrival, Moussa announced he would visit the memorial.

Today the Egyptian foreign minister will hold meetings with Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem. The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Orient House, the center for the Palestinian delegations and political activities.
In the past Israelis have strongly protested meetings of foreign dignitaries with Palestinians at Orient House, believing they strengthen Palestinian claims to East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Jordanian Prime Minister Believes Confederation will Take Place

By Alan Silverman (Los Angeles)

The Jordanian prime minister believes Syria and Israel are on the verge of a breakthrough accord and he predicts an eventual Palestinian federation with Jordan. Prime Minister Abdel Salam al-Majali spoke Monday night to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles.

The doctor-turned-diplomat and peace negotiator prescribes patience to those anxiously watching for a sign that Syria is ready to follow Jordan by ending the state of war with Israel:

"I think you'd better ask the Syrians and the Israelis! But from the signals we get, I think through the United States being the sponsor, they have covered a lot of ground. They have approved a lot of points, but there are still some sticky ones. I predict within a couple of months, something will come through. Once the Syrian track moves, I think the Lebanese will be moving."

The Jordanian prime minister neither rules out nor endorses a separate Palestinian state, but he would not be surprised if a federation with Jordan is created: "In jordan, our policy is not to interfere and not to impose ourselves on the Palestinians. They ought to have their self-determination and decide themselves whether they want to have a different state or to work with Jordan. They must spell it out through their own freedom to say so. I, personally, predict that if they have such a freedom, over 90-percent of them will ask to join efforts with Jordan. But I do not want that dictated to them."

IDF Soldier Killed in Southern Lebanon

IDF First Sergeant Ofer Harush was killed, and two other soldiers were injured, in a clash Tuesday between an IDF patrol and Hizbullah forces in the security zone in southern Lebanon. The head of the IDF's Northern Command, Major General Yitzhak Mordechai, said the incident came as a surprise to both the IDF and the Hizbullah. Mordechai noted that following the clash, the IDF concluded that the incident prevented the Hizbullah force from carrying out a large-scale planned attack on another IDF patrol.

Israel and Jordan to Examine Sites for Additional Border Crossing

Members of the Israeli and Jordanian delegations to the peace talks will travel today to northern Israel to examine several sites for a new border crossing between the two countries.

Ma'ariv quotes head of the delegation to the talks with Jordan, Elyakim Rubinstein, who said that the negotiations have been accelerated since the July 25th meeting in Washington between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein. The newspaper adds that significant progress has been achieved in discussions on agriculture, health and tourism.

Israeli-Jordanian talks included a first-ever meeting in Jordan between Israeli and Jordanian business people. The next round of talks is scheduled to begin September 12th at a site near the Sea of Galilee.

Knesset Committee Concludes Tomb of the Patriarchs Not Ready to Reopen

Members of
the Knesset Interior Committee traveled Tuesday to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, which has been closed since 29 Muslim worshipers were killed there in February. The committee members, who were accompanied by the head of the IDF's Central Command Major General, Ilan Biran, concluded that the site is not ready to reopen.

Chief Rabbis Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron and Yisrael Meir Lau, who visited the site last week, recommended that Jews and Muslims use separate chambers for prayer and enter the site through separate entrances.

Gaddafi will Celebrate 25th Anniversary

By Laurie Kassman (Cairo)

Tomorrow, Muammar Gaddafi will celebrate a quarter of a century as the leader of Libya, a nation of about 4.5 million people sitting on oil reserves expected to last well into the next century. Gaddafi's leadership has been controversial -- both inside and outside the country.

Revolutionary songs still hail the man who wrote the Green Book -- Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan leader was already in power for seven years in 1976 when he published his three-volume blueprint for government.

It rejected Western capitalism and Soviet-style communism and called for a continuing revolution. He idolized Egyptian leader Gamal abdel Nasser and his dreams of pan-Arab unity. And he blended an anti-West Arab nationalism with his own eccentric view of Islam and socialism.

Gaddafi sought to build his own chemical weapons stockpile and openly welcomed terrorists to Libya. He funded rebellions in Chad and seized territory there but finally had to give it up.

He is accused by many Western governments of supporting and even masterminding terrorist activities across Europe and the Middle East. The United States accuses Libya of links to more than two dozen terrorist actions between 1986 and 1990, including the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, which killed a US soldier.

The US, British and French governments suspect his hand in the 1988 bombing of an American airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1989 bombing of a French airliner over Niger that together killed more than 400 people.

Now analysts suggest the UN sanctions imposed after he refused to hand over the Lockerbie suspects and his setback in Chad, have made the Libyan leader more vulnerable.

Egyptian writer Mohammed el Sayeed monitors Libyan affairs for Al Ahram newspaper here in Cairo. He says Gaddafi's survival depends on his control of the army and the security apparatus. Dissidents in exile like Mohammed Faez Jibril accuse Gaddafi of using Libya's resources to keep himself in power instead of improving the life of his people.

Gaddafi has survived several attempts on his rule and his life, including a 1986 US air raid on military targets in Tripoli and Benghazi. Bombs hit the barracks where he and his family were living and killed his adopted daughter. He escaped without injury. The most recent coup attempt from within his own military was reported last February.

Libyans may be fed up with Muammar Gaddafi and his erratic behavior. But Sayeed says his hold on the security apparatus combined with a general political apathy after 25 years make a popular uprising not likely.

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