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>JN March 23, 1998, Vol 6, No. 53
Independence Day: A Two-Day Event
By IINS News Service
The Cabinet decided to accept the Prime Minister's proposal for a
two-day Independence Day holiday this year -- on the occasion of
the State of Israel's Jubilee anniversary, which is a unique
milestone in the history of the nation. As such, Independence Day
will be observed on Thursday and on the next day, Friday. The
Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs will formulate, on
behalf of the Cabinet, a bill to this effect.
Costner, Douglas Co-Host Israel Salute
By IINS News Service
America loves a celebration, and on April 15, the U.S. will
celebrate the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel with an
unforgettable television special event.
According to the show's celebrated executive producers Don Mischer
and Gil Cates, Academy Award-winning actors Kevin Costner and
Michael Douglas will co-host this two-hour entertainment special
called "To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th." Veteran
composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch will be the music director.
The show will air from 9-11 p.m. on CBS.
"This distinguished television event from the Shrine Auditorium in
Los Angeles salutes the triumph of the first 50 years of Israel's
remarkable birth and growth, its struggle for survival and the joy
and spirit of its people," said Mischer.
"Our intent is to focus on America's shared experiences and common
bonds," explained Cates. The show will be an Americawide
celebration reflecting many forms of American culture. It will also
include a "live" interconnection with an audience in Israel at the
Tower of David in Jerusalem.
Industry leaders, including Lew Wasserman, Steven Spielberg, Gerald
Levin and Terry Semel, join the international co-chairs of the
Israel 50th anniversary Committee Merv Adelson and Marvin Josephson
in supporting this event.
The "Jubilee Chimes" Event -- Main Details
By IINS News Service
Approximately 5,000 people are expected to participate in "Jubilee
Chimes", the main event of Israel's 50th anniversary celebrations
April 30, at 8:30 p.m., at Givat Ram Stadium, Jerusalem.
"Jubilee Chimes" will open with a state ceremony under the aegis of
President Ezer Weizman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and
Knesset Speaker Dan Tichon.
The entire event is planned as a television show, effectively
making the Givat Ram stadium a giant television studio, in which
the audience shall form an integral part of the television show.
The events producer is Shuki Weiss. The emcee will be Israeli
television personality Chaim Yavin.
The show is composed of excerpts and pictures dealing with
different aspects of Israel's history and the Jewish experience
during the past 50 years. As is the custom with giant shows abroad,
multimedia, giant screens, laser shows, special effects and
recorded television segments will be combined in the event.
The event will be filmed in multi camera, 11 cameras directed by
Chris Sven in partnership with the Israeli director Benny Carmeli.
The event will be broadcast live through satellite and optic cable
to television stations in Israel, Europe and the United States and
to dozens of Jewish communities throughout the world. The complex
television production and broadcasts will be produced by Omri Meron
of April Com Company.
Hundreds of media people, print, radio and television journalists
from around the world will cover the event. A communications
center will be established at the stadium which will enable
journalists to broadcast directly via satellite in real time, as
well as to tape selections from the event.
Vice President Al Gore will head a 100 member delegation of
visitors and American journalists.
Hebrew U. Team Finds New Value in Iodine
By Arutz-7 News Service
Ordinary iodine ointment is highly effective in preventing damage
caused by skin burns. This discovery was made as the result of
work carried out by a team of researchers headed by Dr. Uri Wormser
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy.
They found that when iodine ointment is applied immediately after
a burn occurs, the burning sensation is nullified or reduced, and
the expected skin lesion is prevented. The longer the delay between
the burn and the application of the iodine, the less effective the
treatment was found to be.
Liquid iodine can also help, but must remain on the burn for a
much longer time. Wormser acknowledges that aloe vera plant sap is
also effective in preventing the development of burn damage.
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