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>JN Aug. 20, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 152
Children of Israeli Immigrants to U.S to Serve in IDF
A new unit of children of Israeli immigrants to the United
States will soon join the Israel Defense Forces. The unit of 33
boys and girls arrived in Kibbutz Ashdot Ya'akov, which will serve
as their host throughout their military service in Israel. The new
unit was formed by the Israeli Scouts in cooperation with the Aliya
Department of the Jewish Agency and the Israeli Ministry of
Hizbullah Rockets Hit Northern Israel
By Al Pessin (VOA-Jerusalem)
Israel's prime minister talked tough after a rocket attack Tuesday
on northern Israel by Lebanese terrorists, but did not immediately
order the airstrikes that have become the traditional response in
The army says about 40 rockets slammed into northern Israel Tuesday
morning, most of them landing harmlessly in farm fields but some
hitting buildings, including some homes. In one house, in the
large town of Qiryat Shemona, a baby's bedroom was severely
damaged, but the baby and family were out of town. In all, three
Israelis were injured.
The Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hizbullah claimed
responsibility. The attack apparently came in retaliation for a
rocket attack Monday on the Lebanese port city of Sidon, a
Hizbullah stronghold. That attack was launched by one unit of
Israel's Lebanese militia ally, the South Lebanon Army, in
retaliation for a roadside bombing that Hizbullah carried out
earlier Monday. The bombing killed two teenage children of a
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu interrupted his family
vacation to visit northern Israel Tuesday and said Israel will
not tolerate attacks on its territory. But he also indicated he
does not want the dispute between the two Lebanese factions to
spiral out of control.
"We shall judge our options. Obviously, we don't seek an
escalation, but equally we can't accept this as a way of life. And
we have a simple principle: If there is quiet on the Israeli side
of the border, there'll be quiet on the Lebanese side of the
border. And one can draw the opposite conclusion as well."
Netanyahu called Tuesday's shelling a "very grave" violation of the
cease-fire understanding brokered by the United States after the
Israeli offensive in Lebanon in April of last year. That
understanding bars attacks on civilians. Netanyahu said Israel will
not tolerate such attacks, and he called on Lebanon and Syria to
rein in Hizbullah. "The Syrian government and the Lebanese
government must exercise control over Hizbullah. It's in their
interest, not only in our interest, that they do so."
Thousands of northern Israeli residents spent part of Tuesday in
bomb shelters, but most emerged in the afternoon, amid hopes that
this particular phase of Lebanon's tit-for-tat terrorist war
might be over.
Many Nazi-Era Physicians Experimented on Jews
By Kyle King (VOA-Bonn)
The author of a new book says many Nazi-era German medical doctors
who survived the war were once involved in cruel experiments on
In his new book titled "Auschwitz: The Nazi Doctors and Their
Victims," author Ernst Klee says hundreds of German doctors were
involved in medical experiments on humans.
In an interview with German television, Klee said the elite of the
medical profession was involved in the experiments, which formed
the basis of their careers.
After the war, Klee says many of those same doctors quickly began
working at German pharmaceutical firms, hospitals and universities.
Others, he says, went to the United States to continue their
Klee says few doctors went on trial after the war because initially
there was little evidence of the inhumane experiments. In some
cases, he says, concentration camp prisoners were injected with
deadly viruses or subjected to amputations. Klee says one doctor,
who he did not name, cut off the legs of female concentration
camp victims and now works at a German drug company.
The most notorious Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele, carried out a
variety of gruesome experiments on twins and gypsies at the
Auschwitz death camp. He is believed to have fled to Argentina
after the war, and lived there until his death in the 1970s.
Israel Entertaining Paid Entry to Major Cities
By IINS News Service
As the new Trans-Israel Highway moves ahead, government officials
are also deciding just how to tackle the increasing motor vehicle
congestion in major cities around Israel. A proposed plan would
require motorists to affix an electronic chip on the front
windshield of an automobile. This smart chip would be read by
detectors placed at the entrances to major cities nationwide.
A fee will be charged as a car enters into the city. The fee will
be considerably higher during the peak morning hours in an attempt
to persuade motorists to travel during the off-peak hours and
thereby reduce congestion. Once a month, motorists would receive a
bill in the mail with an explanation of the month's activities and
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