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>JN March 9, 1998, Vol. 6, No. 44

Ford Sued for Using Slave Labor in Germany

By Arutz-7 News Service

A lawsuit has been filed in a New Jersey court against Ford Motor Company for using slave labor in its German manufacturing plant during World War 2. Ford has not officially responded to the suit, but admitted that one of its plants used refugees and war prisoners from France, Russia, Italy, Belgium and Holland.

Barak: "I Would Have Been a Terrorist"

By Arutz-7 News Service

The leader of Israel's opposition Labor Party, Ehud Barak, has said that, if he had been a Palestinian Arab, it is possible he would have joined one of the terrorist groups violently opposed to Israel. Likud Knesset member Uzi Landau responded angrily to Barak's statement, saying it "encouraged young Palestinians to join terror groups, and legitimizes terrorist activity".

Yassin: Attacks to Continue Until We Get Jerusalem

By IINS News Service

The elderly Hamas terror organization spiritual leader Sheik Achmed Yassin continues in his incessant liturgy of threats and calls for terrorism against Israel, despite reports of his continued failing health.

Over the weekend, Yassin stated that the terror attacks aimed against the Israeli people will continue until the city of Jerusalem becomes the capital of the Palestinian State. He blamed Israel for the inability of hundreds of thousands of Arabs to work and their deplorable living conditions, which leads to continued Intifada violence.

Yassin threatened that a continuation of the current policies will bring about a violent Intifada, which will exceed anything that was seen during the years 1987 to 1994.

Palestinian chief Yasir Arafat said the eastern portions of Jerusalem remain the "eternal capital of an independent Palestine. The Israeli government must conceive that honorable Jerusalem can never be bargained because it is a red light for the Arabs, Moslems and Christians." He said that without Jerusalem, there will never be peace with Israel.

FBI Seeks Israeli Hacker in Pentagon Cyber Attack

By IINS News Service

The FBI is hunting an Israeli hacker who orchestrated the penetration of military and university research computers. Although the intrusion appeared to have been aimed at systems containing unclassified personnel and payroll records, it was "the most organized and systematic attack the Pentagon has seen to date," said Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre.

The hacker, who uses the Internet name "Analyzer," told an online magazine, "I kinda help the servers I hack."

The "Analyzer" accessed US military computers by managing to bypass all protection codes meant to keep out unauthorized access. Pentagon officials stated that the system that was penetrated was not a classified one, but nevertheless they are concerned over what they are calling, a systematic attack on the Pentagon's computer system. The "Analyzer" has already managed to penetrate the computer systems of MIT, NASA, several universities and other agencies.

Bituach Leumi Won't Assist Family of Terror Victim

By IINS News Service

The Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Agency) has refused to assist the family of murder victim David Kartoza, who was killed in Jerusalem's Reches Shuafat neighborhood, last month.

Kartoza, who was stabbed to death, was most likely the victim of an Arab terror attack. Police have admitted that this is the most likely scenario, but the investigation was not officially closed.

The Bituach Leumi Agency stated that since Kartoza was not officially declared a "victim of Arab terror," they could not give the appropriate financial assistance.

While observing the seven-day "Shiva" mourning period, President Ezer Weizman visited the widow, Sarah, and was moved by the plight of the young woman left with three small children. The president gave her NIS 10,000 to assist her in her most difficult situation.

When the widow went to the bank to deposit the check, she learned that the Jewish Agency had placed a lien on her account, due to the family debt. The family called upon the president to assist in having the family declared "Arab terror victims," to enable them to receive financial assistance.

The Director-General of Weizman's office, Aryeh Shumer, informed the family that this was done, but Bituach Leumi claims the police and defense ministry records indicate otherwise.

IDF General Compares Orthodox Soldiers to Nazis

By IINS News Service

IDF Maj. Gen. Shlomo Gazit (Res) last week caused a storm when he compared Orthodox Jews serving in the IDF to Nazi stormtroopers.

Addressing a forum in Tel Aviv University, Gazit stated that soldiers serving in the IDF wearing kippot serugot (knitted yarmulkes, generally associated with members of the national religious camp, such as those supporting the National Religious Party) remind him of the Nazis who wore swastikas in the German army.

Gazit apologized for his remarks shortly after making them but nonetheless, they sent waves of turmoil through all political circles. Faced with this criticism, Gazit explained that all he wants is for the army to issue a standard kippa for soldiers to wear.

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