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>JN June 29, 1998, Vol 6, No. 112
215 kph is New Record for Speeding in Israel
Police have apprehended a motorist on the Jerusalem-Tel-Aviv
Highway after he was monitored driving 215 kph (133 mph).
The permitted speed limit is 100 kph (62 mph). According to police,
the driver has set a new speeding record for the country.
Gaza Resident May Have Conspired to Kill Janet Reno
According to the FBI, an Arab resident of Gaza, who has been living
in the United States, may have conspired to assassinate Attorney
General Janet Reno and assisted in the attack on the World Trade
Center in New York City, in 1993, in which six persons were killed.
Hany Mahmoud Kiareldeen, a manager of an electronics store in
Passaic, NJ, who has lived in the United States for eight years.
According to the FBI, one week before the attack on the World Trade
Center, Hany met with Nidal Ayyad relating to the World Trade
Center attack. At this time FBI officials point out that Hany did
make, what is being called, a "credible threat" but is not being
charged with any crime.
The suspect's brother Hassan told investigators that the charges
stem from false allegations made by his ex-wife. US Immigration
Officials have also stepped into the picture. It appears that
Hany has overstayed his visa.
Woman Who Threatened to Circumcise Husband Sentenced
A 42-year-old Nesher resident was sentenced to a six-month
suspended sentence for threatening to circumcise her husband with
a kitchen knife.
The indictment stated on Jan. 26, 1997, the woman attacked her
husband with a stick. Following the attack, she waved a kitchen
knife and threatened to "circumcise" him. The court learned there
is a criminal file for domestic abuse on the husband as well.
IDF Has a Shortage of Technicians
The IDF reports it has gone past the "red line" and is experiencing
a critical shortage of personnel to carry out technical positions.
The IDF is in need of more electricians and mechanics.
One of the problems stems from the fact that more students
attending technical schools are looking for computer careers, and
not careers in electrical and mechanical fields, as was the case in
Kashrut in the IDF
Last week, a group of reserve soldiers serving in the IDF Chief
Rabbinate, ate at a base located in the Central Command. The
soldiers, who normally work to deal with the removal and
preparation for burial of dead bodies, were temporarily assigned to
deal with kosher supervision duties.
The soldiers entered the mess hall, and ate using disposable
utensils and dishes, and brought their own IDF-issued mehadrin
(strictly kosher) rations. This alerted one of the Orthodox
soldiers eating from the base kitchen, who told the reserve
soldiers that he assumed the base conformed to standards of
kosher, as required by both Jewish and IDF law.
In addition, last Thursday, the Chief Rabbi of the Central Command
ate in a base, and he too, brought his own utensils and disposable
dishes. In response, the IDF spokesman stated the standards of
kosher in the IDF as mehadrin min hamehardin (the highest
attainable) and in the cases cited, the soldiers and officer used
disposable goods to prevent the base from keeping separate dishes
for the glatt kosher food they were eating, as opposed to the
regular kosher used in the kitchen. The spokesman added that any
soldier wishing glatt kosher may obtain it providing the kitchen is
given advanced notice.
Daughter Barred from Home
The Beersheva Family Court has issued a restraining order against
a girl, whose age was not given, for physically attacking her
The parents gave testimony to the court that their daughter
physically hit them, pulled her aged father's beard, and incurred
many debts that the parents were forced to cover.
The court decided to respect the wishes of the parents and issued
an order barring the girl from returning home for six months.
Estranged Husband Rapes Wife rape
According to an indictment handed down in the Tel-Aviv District
Court, an estranged husband coerced his wife to come to his
apartment at knifepoint, where she was tied and physically and
sexually assaulted for two days.
The husband, who was also accused of sodomizing his wife, denied
the allegations and stated the violence was a part of the couple's
Miriam Lapid to Wed
Miriam Lapid, 49, whose husband and son were killed in an Arab
terror attack, will marry former Moledet Party member Shaul Gutman,
51, in Jerusalem in August.
About one-month after the 1993 attack, in which Mordechai and
Shalom Lapid were killed, Gutman left Moledet and together with
Lapid formed the "Yemin Yisrael" (Israel Right) Party, but failed
to obtain enough votes to enter into the Knesset.
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