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>JN June 18, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 109
Jews Put in Swiss Forced Labor Camps
FBI director J. Edgar Hoover warned the State Department in
1942 the Swiss were putting male Jewish refugees into forced labor
camps, a secret memorandum obtained by the World Jewish Congress
In the memo dated May 15, 1942, Hoover said secret informants told
him that the position of the refugees was becoming "more and more
difficult" and that Swiss Jewish organizations lacked the funds to
support them. The Swiss made Jewish groups pay for the upkeep of
Jewish refugees during the war, while the government paid for the
upkeep of other groups.
Gaza & Hebron - Hotbeds
By SNS News Service
According to senior IDF and other security officials, the situation
since Saturday in Gaza and Hebron cannot continue. Each day, the
violence escalates. In Hebron, Tuesday, more than 12 Arabs were
injured, two seriously. One of the seriously injured is a
12-year-old Arab demonstrator who was hit in his head with a rubber
bullet. He is reported in critical condition in a Hebron hospital
Senior IDF officials pointed out that tens of firebombs were thrown
at soldiers, as well as at least one home-made explosive device.
IDF officers are in the front line to ensure orders to exercise
restraint are carried out and the shooting of even rubber bullets
is used only when no other alternative is available.
Senior IDF officials point out the soldiers are under constant
attack and have used only minimal force to disperse violent Arab
In Gaza, the Arab protesters continue to move their protest tents
closer and closer to the Jewish community. Some residents feel when
they get close enough, they will attempt to wipe out the relatively
small Jewish community. The IDF is maintaining a high presence but
as in Hebron, the situation continues to worsen.
Senior government officials have already stated they are well aware
the recent wave of violence was ordered by PA Chief Arafat and the
prime minister stated it will not succeed in pushing Israel into
concessions, based on fears of increased violence.
Some officials have stated they fear if the 12-year-old injured in
Hebron dies of his wounds, the situation will deteriorate
dramatically. Originally, PA officials reported the boy died but
later reports from the hospital proved that too, to be a lie.
Iran Test Fires Cruise Missile
By Nick Simeone (VOA-Pentagon)
US Defense Secretary William Cohen says Iran has successfully test-
test-fired an air-launched Cruise missile in the Gulf. Iran already
has land-based and sea-launched cruise missiles.
US defense officials are calling the latest test another step by
Iran to expand its military capabilities and intimidate its
At least twice this month, defense officials say, Iran
fired a Chinese-made Cruise missile from an F4 aircraft and hit
a target -- a barge marked with reflectors in the Gulf. Defense
Department spokesman Mike Doubleday says the United States is
closely monitoring what he calls another step by Iran's military
to expand its capabilities.
Turkish Naval Stop in Israel
By SNS News Service
Turkish sailors have been given an opportunity to visit holy sites
in Jerusalem and Nazareth, as relations between the two countries
continue to improve.
The Turkish naval vessels have docked in Israel for the first time,
in the northern port of Haifa. They will remain until Friday. The
visit, together with planned joint military exercises scheduled in
the future, has been the cause of alarm for many Arab neighbors,
who fear the relations between Israel and Turkey may be moving
ahead too quickly.
Shaul Eisenberg Estate
By SNS News Service
The battle among family members of the late Shaul Eisenberg
continues in the Israeli courts. The family is fighting over the
estate, estimated to be worth $1.2 billion. The money from the
shipping and chemical empires, built by Eisenberg during his
Leah Eisenberg and five daughters are fighting the family's only
son, Erwin. The dispute revolves around a 1986 will which leaves
80% of the estate to Erwin. The two sides have exchanged
accusations of break-ins and other criminal activity, not excluding
illegal stock transfers and the like.
Eisenberg left to his family Israel Corp., a huge holding company
with interests throughout Israel, Europe, central Asia and
elsewhere. He also left controlling interests in the Israel
Chemicals Ltd. conglomerate and in Zim Navigation, Israel's biggest
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