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Publisher\Editor Don Canaan
Sept. 13, 1996 V4, #170
All the News the Big Guys Missed
Netanyahu Confirms Rabin's Syrian Deal
By Al Pessin (VOA-Jerusalem)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed a
journalist's report that the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
offered to withdraw from all of the Golan Heights in return for
peace with Syria. But the new prime minister says he is not
bound by that offer.
Netanyahu told his Cabinet Rabin had informed the United States
Israel was ready to make a full withdrawal, to a line demanded by
Syria, in return for unspecified Syrian concessions and a peace
It was widely believed Rabin had offered to withdraw to a slightly
different line -- the old international border -- but even that
had never been confirmed.
Rabin was assassinated nearly one year ago and his successor,
Shimon Peres, lost to Netanyahu in May's elections, in large part
because many Israelis believed the Labor Party was willing to make
too many concessions in talks with Syria and the Palestinians. In
public, Rabin and Peres said only that any Golan withdrawal would
be commensurate with Syrian concessions.
Netanyahu is now in a dispute with Syria over the basis for
resuming peace talks. He wants to proceed, in his words, "without
preconditions." But Syria wants him to adopt the concessions made by
the previous government.
Netanyahu says he will not do that. And he told his Cabinet he
was assured during his just-concluded visit to Washington that the
United States agrees he is not obligated to do so.
Ha'aretz reported that Netanyahu and President Clinton discussed
Syrian army movements during their meeting at the White House on
Monday. Netanyahu told Clinton that he does not believe that
Damascus has aggressive intentions towards Israel, but the risk of
misunderstanding and misinterpretation still exists.
The Americans reportedly told the Prime Minister that they are also
monitoring Syrian army movements. The two leaders agreed that
Israel and the U.S. will continue to coordinate and exchange
information on the matter.
The newspaper reported that Netanyahu told Clinton of the
importance of security revisions regarding the IDF redeployment in
Hebron. "It is important that the U.S. explains to the
Palestinians the importance of this matter to prevent an
explosion," Netanyahu said.
Israel is a Desired Port-of-Call
The Ministry of the Interior and the Israel police have tightened
supervision on the arrival of passengers at Haifa port. This is the
result of the significant increase of illegal workers who enter
Israel in the guise of tourists. Recently, a number of Ghanaian
citizens were caught when they attempted to enter Israel dressed as
United Nations soldiers. Interior Ministry officials say that
thorough supervision in Haifa is more difficult than in Ben Gurion
Airport, and that therefore they are considering sending officials
to foreign ports to check the passengers even before they embark.
Day and Night, Jerusalem...
English painter, D. Henry (Henry Dentith) has announced the release
of "Jerusalem" and "Jerusalem at Night." Along with the release of
the two original oils, a set of 850 limited edition prints
hand-signed by the creator of "Jerusalem" will be released.
D. Henry's work has been reproduced by The New York Graphic Society
and belongs to the Permanent Collection of The London Tate Gallery.
In addition, his art is found in private collections
internationally, including the office of Gerald Kaufman (British
Member of Parliament), the chairman of Seiko Watches in Japan, Lord
Harry Kissin, and actor Oliver Reed in London, Alexander of Paris,
The Ben Gurion family and The Elite family in Israel.
The new oils, Jerusalem and Jerusalem at Night clearly translate
the Jewish influence on the artist. Although he was born in
Birmingham, England, D. Henry lived in Israel for 21 years, and
during those years became one of the country's leading artists.
His work can be seen in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem at several major art
Henry's landscapes evoke a tranquility that transcends the clamor
of modern day society. Henry feels unabashedly drawn to the
magnetism of the earth. This is strongly apparent as the viewer
is enticed into his works.
D. Henry's Gallery of Art can be visited physically by appointment
or anytime (24 hours a day) in his virtual showcase on the
Internet's World Wide Web located at http://www.visop.com/dhenry
You can reach the artist via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
telephone at (818) 766-5574 in California.
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