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Publisher\Editor Don Canaan
June 7, 1995, V3, #105
All the News the Big Guys Missed
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Eichmann's Son Relieved Father was Executed
Ricardo Eichmann, Adolf Eichmann's youngest son expressed his
appreciation to Israel for executing his father in 1962. The elder
Eichmann was executed for overseeing the Nazis' deportation and
execution of Six Million European Jews during World War II. Ricardo
said this week in Jerusalem: "What would I do with him if he were
still alive? tell him to go to hell? offer him refuge."
Christopher Leaves for Middle East
By Ron Pemstein (Washington)
Secretary of State Warren Christopher leaves Washington this
afternoon for his 13th Middle East peace mission since February
1993. The trip's focus will be on the Israeli-Syrian track.
President Clinton has telephoned Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in
advance of the Secretary's mission to urge him to speed up
negotiations with Israel on the Golan Heights.
The telephone call came after a three-hour meeting that Assad held
in Damascus with Dennis Ross, the State Department's special Middle
East coordinator. Ross has been trying to prepare the basis for
Israeli and Syrian military experts who will meet in Washington
later this month to try to negotiate security arrangements for an
Israeli withdrawal from the Heights. Ross also met in Damascus
with Syrian Chief of Staff General Hikmat Shihabi. Ross held talks
Monday with Israeli leaders.
The two sides have an outline of principles for these talks that
include demilitarized zones and early warning systems that will
ease Israel's decision to leave the Heights that Israel captured
from Syria in the 1967 war. Syria has refused Israel's demand
for a full peace agreement until the Heights are vacated.
In his first peace mission since March, Christopher will be trying
to bring Israel and Syria closer together on a withdrawal schedule.
Syria reportedly wants an 18 month Israeli pullback while Israel
prefers a phased withdrawal schedule covering four years. US
officials say an agreement on security measures could bring the two
sides closer on the other issues blocking agreement.
Clinton says there is a chance to make peace between Israel and
Syria this year but he told a television interview there may be
rocks in the road. Clinton says if a comprehensive peace is
achieved, international terrorism should be reduced.
Christopher will be basing his peace mission in Jerusalem with day
trips to Cairo, Damascus and Amman as well as possibly Jericho for
a meeting with Yasir Arafat. Besides the Israeli-Syrian track,
Christopher hopes to get Israel and the Palestinians to meet a July
1 target date to redeploy Israeli troops in the West Bank so
Palestinian elections can be held.
American Neo-Nazi will be Extradited
By Dagmar Breitenbach (Bonn)
A Danish district court has approved a German request for
extradition of US neo-Nazi leader Gary Lauck, who has been
supplying Europe with anti-Semitic propaganda for decades. Lauck is
wanted in Germany for distributing unconstitutional material and
propagating racism. Less than three months after his arrest in
Denmark, a Danish district court has backed Germany's extradition
Lauck's lawyer immediately appealed the ruling to a higher court,
maintaining his client cannot be extradited to Germany because his
US-based neo-Nazi publishing activities are not illegal under
Danish law. He said he is determined to take Lauck's case to the
Danish Supreme Court if necessary.
Lauck is wanted in Germany for distributing illegal, racist
propaganda material and Nazi symbols in Germany from abroad. If
convicted, he could face five years in prison.
Lauck is the head of a neo-Nazi organization, the "National
Socialist German Workers' Party -- Overseas Organization," based
in Nebraska. The 41-year-old Lauck publishes anti-Semitic
newspapers, magazines, leaflets, and videos, and distributes
swastika-adorned shirts, banners, posters and bumper stickers,
sending them overseas to -- among other countries -- Germany. The
organization, which takes its name from Adolf Hitler's Nazi party,
is banned in Germany.
For years, German police had tried to get US law enforcement
authorities to take action against the neo-Nazi publisher, but he
is protected in the US by more liberal laws.
A Privatized El Al will not Fly on the Sabbath.
Transportation Minister Israel Kessar declared that El Al would not
fly on the Sabbath even after privatization. Kessar said this
recently, in response to El Al's new Chairman of the Board, Joseph
Ciechanover, who reported, in New York, that the airline could fly
on Sabbath after 51% of its shares were out of the hands of the
government. Currently, the government has prohibited the national
airline from flying on the Sabbath.
Ciechanover also said it is quite possible that El Al's initial
public offering in the U.S. would occur before its IPO in Tel Aviv,
both of which were postponed due to low appraisals and the current
poor situation [as termed by the Finance Ministry for the offerings
of foreign companies.
U.S. Entrepreneurs Propose Selling of Israeli Satellite Photos
Private US entrepreneurs have proposed that Israel's Defense
Ministry sell Israeli satellite photos taken by OFEK 3 on the
OFEK 3, which was launched on April 5, is capable of high
resolution photography, electronic surveillance and measuring the
electro-magnetic levels of various objects.
According to the entrepreneurs, the money generated by the sale of
satellite photos would provide ample funds for further satellite
development. The businessmen also said the Israel enjoys a definite
advantage in the international satellite photo market.
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