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Publisher\Editor Don Canaan
July 2, 1996 V4, #118
All the News the Big Guys Missed
Press Rease From Silicon Valley
World Wide Web giants Yahoo and Netscape
announced a surprise merger and relocation Monday. The new
firm will move to Israel and call itself Net'n'Yahoo.
Woman Assaulted in Hebron
Rivka Dayan, 25, a resident of Hebron, was attacked Monday while
walking on a road frequented by the city's Jewish community. Three
Arab women suddenly came out of a house, and attempted to drag the
woman to a side alleyway, beating her in the process. Only after
she screamed for an IDF soldier's help did she manage to escape.
Hebron Jews are furious the IDF did not arrest the three attackers.
The attack follows the call Sunday of PLO-aligned Fatah for a
renewal of the intifada in Hebron. In a flier distributed Sunday,
Fatah called for roadblocks, tire-burning, firebomb-hurling at the
"occupational forces," and a "cleansing of Hebron of the Zionists."
Arutz-7 Interview With Benjamin Netanyahu
Arutz-7: Concerning your security policy, you will be embarking for
your first visit as Prime Minister to the U.S. next week. Do you
know whether the Americans are expecting you to continue the Oslo
process in a format similar to that of the previous government,
Netanyahu: "I don't think that there is anyone in the U.S. who
doesn't realize that a new government was elected, a government
with a different policy. The policy is a different approach to
achieving peace for the Jewish people. We believe that the previous
government's peace policy led to a severe deterioration in the
security situation and to a sharp increase in terrorist activity.
"We shall pursue a policy of security, which is the basis of any
peace. We are ready to engage in dialogue with the Palestinians and
with the Syrians; but we are not prepared to sacrifice our security
interests for the sake of such negotiations. There are clear
obligations to which the other side has committed itself. We expect
full compliance with these obligations. We also reserve the full
and indispensable right to act to protect and defend our citizens.
World Bank To Finance Israeli Power Station Invention
The World Bank has announced it intends to finance the construction
of power stations in developing countries based on energy from
ocean waves: this is an Israeli invention promoted by the
industrialist Shmuel Ovadia of Dekko-Etz.
The power stations are planned to work on hydraulic energy, created by
ocean waves operating turbines to generate electricity. One such
two-megawatt unit, according to estimates submitted to the World
Bank, will cost $2 million. Along a 100-meter stretch of coast,
five such stations can be built, each producing four megawatts. The
cost of electricity will be about one-fifth that of a kilowatt-hour
charged by the Israeli Electric Corporation. Developing countries
which adopt the system will get low-cost financing to build the
A first, experimental station will be build in Israel, too, at
Ashdod, on the south Mediterranean coast. Local investors are being
New Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer Condition
An innovative way to diagnose success in bladder cancer treatment
has been developed by Israeli scientists. The tests will show if
there is an early need to remove the bladder thus preventing the
spread of the cancer throughout the patient's body. The diagnosis
also permits early preventive treatment. The disease usually
affects people over 50, and is the fifth most common form of
cancer, with about 1,000 cases annually in Israel. The Israeli
research results were published in the medical magazines, "Lancet,"
and the "American Journal of Clinical Oncology," which described
them as having worldwide importance.
An elderly Jewish couple are sitting together on an airplane flying
to the Far East. Over the public address system, the Captain
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Our engines have ceased functioning, and
this plane will be going down momentarily. Luckily, I see an island
below us that should be able to accommodate our landing. Unluckily,
it appears to be uncharted; I am unable to find it on our maps. So
the odds are that we will never be rescued and will have to live on
the island for a very long time, if not for the rest of our lives."
The husband turns to his wife and asks: "Esther, did we turn off
the stove?" and Esther replies, "of course."
"Esther, are our life insurance policies paid up?" "Of course."
"Esther, did we pay our UJA pledge?" "Oh my God, I forgot to send
"Thank Heaven! They'll find us for sure."
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