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>JN Oct. 22, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 193
U.S. Report on Nazi Gold Criticizes Neutral Nations
A new U.S. government report will say that almost all the gold
Nazis sent to neutral nations of Europe during World War II went
through Switzerland first, a source who saw a draft of the report
said Tuesday. The source said the report will examine wartime Nazi
dealings with Sweden, Turkey, Spain and Portugal, while
demonstrating the central role the Swiss National Bank played as
middleman. The report, due out in a few weeks, was being prepared by
Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat, who stirred a storm in
Switzerland earlier this year with a critical report on Swiss
dealings with the Nazis.
Hizbullah Says Israelis are True Terrorists
The Iranian- and Syrian-backed Islamist movement Hizbullah has
rejected its definition as a "terrorist group" by the US State
Department, asserting it has a legitimate right to engage in what
it calls "resistance" against Israel in south Lebanon.
Hizbullah said it was Israel which embodied true terrorism, through
its "occupation of Palestine, south Lebanon, and the Golan; its
persistence in its settlement policy; and its continuous violations
of international laws, norms, conventions, and understandings."
Hizbullah criticized the US for including it, as well as the
Palestinian Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, on a list of
30 "terrorist" organizations. It said their inclusion proved "the
hostile intentions which drive the United States to work against
Arab and Muslim peoples on behalf of the racist and terrorist
Hizbullah warned against any steps resulting from the publication
of the US list and predicted "dire consequences" should the
Americans fall into "the trap of terrorist Zionist incitement".
Burg Warns of Major Split
By IINS News Service
Jewish Agency Chairman Avraham Burg has warned that if the
proposed bill is put forward by the Orthodox parties, concerning
the Reform and Conservative Movements conversions, it will create
a large split among Jews worldwide that would have disastrous
effects on Israel's future. Burg called upon all sides to work
towards compromise and not a bill that would alienate the majority
of world Jewry.
Maryland Murder Case
By IINS News Service with additional information courtesy of the
The 17-year old suspect in the murder/mutilation case in the
US, was remanded for 15-days by an Israeli court.
It was decided that Samuel Sheinbein is not an Israeli citizen and
therefore, may be extradited to stand trial in the United States.
The suspect's attorney, former Minister of Justice David Libai,
stated the facts in the case are not as simple as they might appear
and his client is indeed an Israeli citizen.
The decision will be appealed by Libai and the extradition process
will take some time, despite Israel's desire to comply with US
pressure to extradite the suspect to stand trial in the US.
Libai also pointed out that this is a case of enforcing Israeli
law, which prohibits the extradition of a suspect to stand trial
abroad if he is a citizen, and not with compliance with US
Scrupulous study of the case by State Attorney General Rubinstein
has uncovered that the suspect's father applied for citizenship to
Canada, and therefore, is no longer an Israeli citizen.
Sheinbein is wanted for the murder, mutilation and burning of the
body of Alfredo Enrique Tello, 19.
On Sept. 19 Tello's charred and dismembered remains were discovered
in the garage of a vacant home in Aspen Hill. Following a blood
trail and eyewitness accounts, the police issued arrest warrants on
first-degree murder charges for Sheinbein who lived around the
corner, and his friend Aaron Needle, 17, of Rockville.
Needle was arrested in Greenbelt Sept. 23 and Sheinbein surfaced in
Israel, where his grandmother lives. The family's lawyer would not
say if Sheinbein's parents helped him escape or gave him his
Sheinbein was admitted to a psychiatric hospital outside Tel Aviv
after an apparent drug overdose. Before his father, patent lawyer
Sol Sheinbein, flew to Israel to join his son, he appeared before
a Montgomery County grand jury.
A Washington Post source said that Sol Sheinbein and his wife,
Victoria, told Montgomery Circuit Court Judge DeLawrence Beard that
the slaying occurred after the victim tried to hold up their son
and his friend. This disclosure came away from the secret
proceedings of the grand jury, sources said.
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