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>JN June 17, 1998, Vol. 6. No. 105
World Cup Up, Viagra Demand Down
Demand for the Viagra anti-impotency drug is dropping in Israel as
World Cup action heats up, an Israeli doctor said. "The number of
men asking me for a prescription has fallen by 40 percent since the
World Cup started," said Dr Alexander Oshanyesky, who heads a
clinic treating vascular problems.
Netanyahu Says He Won't Shoot Himself for Peace
Israel Faxx Staff Report
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday Israel would not
stick a gun to its own head by rushing to seal an elusive deal to
cede more West Bank land to the Palestinians. Netanyahu was
responding to media reports that his defense minister, Yitzhak
Mordechai, was prodding him to accept a U.S. initiative to snap a
15-month-old impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
Washington is pushing for a three-stage Israeli handover of another
13% of the West Bank linked to concrete Palestinian steps against
Islamic militant attacks in Israel.
Was There a Nuclear Test Near Eilat?
Knesset member Abd el-Wahab Darawsha asked Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu if Israel has carried out nuclear testing in the Gulf of
Darawsha based his query on a report submitted by an Egyptian
nuclear expert, Dr. Tariq el-Nimar, who indicated Israeli nuclear
testing in the Gulf has taken place, and he indicated the last test
was on May 28, which caused an earthquake in the area.
Darawsha called Netanyahu to respond, and he also wants to know if
Israel is going to sign the treaty against nuclear proliferation.
Russian Nuclear Technology in Iran a Real Threat
In a conference sponsored by the Jaffe Center for Strategic Study
in conjunction with Harvard University, American and Russian
experts stated that the likelihood of technology dealing with
weapons of mass destruction being "leaked" from Russia to Iran is
Russian researcher Vladimir Orlov confirmed that recently, Iran
made at least five attempts to acquire the necessary technology
An American expert, Steven Miller, stated there are many
deficiencies in the manner in which the technology is being guarded by
the Russian government. This was acknowledged as well by Orlov.
High Court; "Parking Summonses Void After 3-Years"
In a landmark decision Tuesday, the High Court of Justice ruled
that parking summonses are only valid for three years. The
petition to the High Court came from a Kfar Saba resident, who owes
the Tel-Aviv municipality NIS 30,000 ($8,220) for 154 summonses he
The court concurred with the resident that parking summonses fall
under the legal category of misdemeanors, which become null and
void after three years, and not a more serious category of
misdemeanors as maintained by the Tel-Aviv municipality, making
them valid for 10 years.
What's for Breakfast in the IDF?
The IDF announced it will no longer be serving scrambled and
sunny-side up eggs in the mess halls around the country.
In an attempt to avoid salmonella and other illnesses, the new
instructions for kitchen staff in the military is to serve hard
boiled eggs only, that must be boiled for a minimum of 8 minutes.
An omelet is permitted as well, but it must be well-done on both
The IDF Medical Corps also issued an order that all eggs that
remain in the pantries are to be thrown away after one week. This,
in an attempt to avoid illnesses associated with eggs.
The new orders did not seem to address the fact that many IDF mess
halls lack proper ventilation, air conditioning or other basics,
that ensure proper temperatures are maintained to avoid food
spoilage and subsequent illness after being ingested.
In addition, many kitchens do not have continuous running hot
water, or other necessary measures to maintain the proper sanitary
standards, reducing the effectiveness of efforts to clean utensils
properly after use, thereby contributing significantly to the level
of bacteria and possible illness from using the same utensils.
Statistics By Arutz-7 News Service
75% of the 24,000 agricultural workers in Israel are from Thailand.
National kilometrage traveled by motor vehicles in 1997 rose by 6%
to approximately 33.6 billion kilometers. The annual average amount
of kilometers traveled by a private car in 1997 was 16,900
kilometers (10,478 miles) 28% of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's
market value were either directly or indirectly also traded on the
capital markets in America at the end of March 1998. At the
end of December 1996, this figure stood at 25%.
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