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Publisher\Editor Don Canaan
July 17, 1996 V4, #129
All the News the Big Guys Missed
Egyptian-Libyan Nuclear Cooperation Reported
American intelligence sources report that Egypt and Libya are
carrying out a joint military project in a secret installation near
Tripoli. Egyptian nuclear scientists, formerly employed in Saddam
Hussein's nuclear industry, are taking part in the project. It
appears that they are working on the development of
non-conventional missile-heads, and the range-expansion of Libyan
Preps Continue for Mubarak-Netanyahu Meeting
By Laurie Kassman (VOA-Cairo)
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been consulting with Arab
allies ahead of his meeting tomorrow with Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu. It will be Netanyahu's first meeting with an
Arab leader since he took office last May.
Jordan's prime minister and Syria's foreign minister were in Cairo
Tuesday morning for separate talks with Mubarak. They later met
each other for more consultations. Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat
met Mubarak Sunday. Egypt's foreign minister is in Moscow to talk
with Russian officials about the stalled peace process.
The flurry of consultations comes just a day before Mubarak is set
to meet Netanyahu. Egypt was the first Arab state to sign a peace
treaty with Israel 17 years ago.
Netanyahu is also expected to meet Jordan's King Hussein next
week in Amman. Jordan signed its peace treaty with Israel two
Jordanian officials have shown a more conciliatory attitude
toward Israel's new hardline approach to the peace process.
Reports from Amman say King Hussein will brief Syrian leader
Hafez al Assad on his meeting with Netanyahu.
Syria says there will be no peace without the return of all the
Golan Heights, which Israel seized in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
Arab states are angry over Netanyahu's rejection of land for peace
as the reference point for negotiations. An Arab summit of 21
leaders last month stressed that peace will not come without the
return of all occupied lands.
Netanyahu Household Blocked by Nannygate
By Martin Fletcher (NBC News)
This is transition time for Israel. The country will ascend toward
peace or backslide into war. But to Israelis, the burning questions
are not about the peace process, a possible Netanyahu-Arafat
meeting or ownership of the Land of Israel. What Israelis really
want to know is: Did Netanyahu's nanny burn the soup? And who the
heck is John J. Sullivan Jr.?
But the sudden scandal of the nanny and the burned soup, and the
botched official response, makes many Israelis yearn for a calmer,
more experienced team at the helm.
Tanya Shaw, a 21-year-old nanny to Netanyahu's two children, claims
that when she burned vegetable soup, Mrs. Netanyahu went into a
screaming fit, threw her out of the house, and for hours refused to
allow her to return to collect her clothes.
Shaw claimed that she was not allowed to touch 1 1/2-year-old Avner
or his clothes or bedsheets without washing her hands first. Nor
could the prime minister. Netanyahu's office promptly retaliated
with a statement claiming that the nanny was unstable and the
Netanyahu family would do whatever possible to restore
There's more. One newspaper in Tel Aviv announced that United
States Social Security file No. 020364537 is blocked. The
paper claimed that the file belongs to none other than Benjamin
Netanyahu, but that four different names asked for credit using the
same file number for Netanyahu, Benjamin Nitai (Netanyahu's brief
attempt to appear more American), John J. Sullivan and one John J.
The newspaper then revealed that only three organizations can
impose such a block: the CIA, FBI and IRS. And these agencies can
inflict the bar on only five categories: employees, secret
informers, witnesses in the government protection program,
suspected wanted criminals, suspected terrorists.
Elbit's "Synergy" Ultrasound Machine Approved by FDA
Diasonics Israel, a company owned by Elbit Ultrasound, has gained
approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Authority to market and sell
in the U.S. its "Synergy" system, which is an advanced diagnostic
ultrasound machine. It is applicable in general cardiological and
blood vessel tests, as well as for gynecological and obstetric
Natural Insecticide Spray Against Lice
A natural insecticide spray, made of coconuts and anise oil, has
been found to be effective in destroying lice in tests in labs of
the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem.
Dr. Orna Levin said the spray kills the insects within 10 minutes
of being applied to hair. It can be used without restraint because
it is made of natural substances, and is rubbed into the scalp. It
also softens the hair.
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