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>JN Oct. 27, 1997, Vol. 5, No. 196
Pollard Appeals to Israel
The appeal in the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard will
take place Wednesday at the High Court of Justice in Jerusalem.
Pollard, who says he is a former Israeli agent, will sue the
Israeli government to force them to admit that he was an agent and
to make them take responsibility for securing his release.
Israel Attacks Terrorists in Beirut Suburb
By Mark Lavie (VOA-Tel Aviv)
Israeli warplanes attacked a guerrilla base near Beirut
Sunday. The Israelis targeted a base they claim is run by the
radical Palestinian guerrilla group known as The Popular Front for
the Liberation of Palestine General Command. The group rejects
peace agreements signed with Israel by Palestinian leader Yasir
Israeli planes rocketed underground installations used by the
guerrillas at a base in Na'ameh, 12 miles south of Beirut. It's the
fourth Israeli air strike near the Lebanese capital in the last
But the main guerrilla war is in the south, near the Israeli
border, where Iran-backed Hizbullah terrorists mount daily attacks
against Israeli forces patrolling inside Lebanon. Two Israeli
soldiers were wounded Saturday.
The mounting casualties have added strength to an Israeli movement
favoring a unilateral Israeli pullout from Lebanon. But the
Israeli government warns that if Israeli soldiers pull out of
Lebanon, Hizbullah will follow them to the border and attack
Since its formation in the 1980s as an irregular band of untrained
fighters, Hizbullah has become a formidable force with modern
weapons, which Israel says are supplied by Iran and shipped to
Lebanon through Syria.
There is evidence that Hizbullah is closing the technological gap
on the Israelis. Direct hits by Hizbullah rockets have blown up
two of Israel's most advanced tanks (the Chariot) killing three
soldiers. A Lebanese newspaper reports that Hizbullah obtained
secret blueprints of the Israeli tank and knows where to aim the
rockets for maximum effect.
Last month, the terrorists ambushed an Israeli special forces unit
just after it landed in Lebanon and killed 12 Israeli commandos.
This month two Hizbullah units penetrated the Israeli-patrolled
zone in Lebanon. Less than 1,000 feet from the border, they
ambushed an Israeli force, killing two soldiers, and then escaped
unscathed out of the Israeli zone.
The Ultimate Meal
By IINS News Service
About 70,000 persons participated in Saryrdat's huge breakfast
spread, on a table over one mile long. The persons responsible for
the big breakfast said, "Israelis like to eat anyway," and they set
off to enter the Guinness Book of Records.
The menu included 70 tons of different varieties of cheeses,
120,000 yogurts, cereals, fresh vegetables, all put together by 22
chefs from different hotels in Israel. Over 1,000 workers were on
hand to keep the more than 5,000-foot-long table in order.
The Strauss Dairy Company invested over NIS 500,000 and together
with the Tel-Aviv Chefs Association, hotels and tourism agencies,
set out to make the breakfast.
Organizers stated, "Such events are not made for Israelis." To
their disappointment, they did not plan on the large number of
participants nor did they expect many persons to come with boxes
and bags and begin to cart off food to take home.
Anti-Defamation League Tells of Rise in Hate Web Sites
By IINS News Service
From a Web site on the Internet called Nazism Now, it is only
a mouse click to reach I Hate Jews -- The Anti-Semetic Homepage
(sic), Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Nationalist
These and dozens of other sites in cyberspace celebrate white
supremacy, anti-Semitism, anti-government fervor and denial of the
Holocaust. And in recent years, the number of such sites has
doubled, to 250 or more, officials of the Anti-Defamation League
said as they presented the league's newest report, "High-Tech Hate:
Extremist Use of the Internet."
"Hate is polluting the Internet," said Abraham Foxman, ADL National
Director. "Racists, anti-Semites and extremists now spew their hate
easily, cheaply, and often deceptively, potentially reaching
numbers of individuals they could have only dreamed about before
the telecommunications revolution. Through Web sites and e-mail
they intrude into our home, workplace, school, and university as
Palestinians Harass Christians
A Muslim convert to Christianity from a village near Shechem
was arrested by the Palestinian police, and a Muslim preacher was
brought to his prison cell in an attempt to convince him to return
to Islam. The convert refused to do so, and was then charged and
convicted of "insulting a religious leader."
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