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Wednesday's horoscope (5/28) for Ariel Sharon, born 2/27/1928. 7:49 a.m., Kfar Milal,
Palestine: You might want to lend a compassionate ear to someone. You have always been a
natural psychologist. People find it easy to turn to you with their problems. Something
about your energy inspires trust and confession. A friend could come to you and ask for
your advice about something. Or a loved one might want to vent some of the intense
emotions they have been experiencing. Just remain detached and helpful.
Iran Developing A Long-Range Non-Conventional Missile
By IsraelNationalNews & CBS News
Speaking to reporters in Turkey Monday, Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz reported that
Iran continues to develop the Shehab-4 and Shehab-5 missiles, intended to reach the United
States carrying a nuclear warhead. Mofaz added that to date, only America and the former
USSR had such long-range missiles, but today, it appears that North Korea has joined the
club. Mofaz warned the Shehab-3 is already operational, with the ability to reach
In its most recent report on global terrorism, the State Department asserted that Iran
"remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2002," accusing it of providing
money, refuge, training and weapons to Hizbullah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
According to a CIA report released in April, Iran has chemical weapons including
blister, blood and choking agents as well as weapons to carry them, and probably has made
nerve agents. The CIA also believes Tehran is likely to have a biological weapons program,
but only "a limited ability to weaponize" any biological agents.
The U.S. and Iran are locked in a dispute over what Washington alleges is a secret
nuclear weapons program by the Iranians. Tehran insists its nuclear activities are
civilian in nature. The Post reported Tuesday that an Iranian opposition group, the
National Council of Resistance of Iran, claims to have evidence of two previously
undisclosed nuclear sites near Tehran. Two weeks ago, the same group claimed Iran had
biological weapons programs, quoting sources inside the Iranian government. U.S. officials
said Iran was trying to develop a missile capable of reaching a number of NATO countries
in Western Europe.
Jordan to Host Summit of US, Israeli and Palestinian Leaders
By VOA News
Jordan said it would host a summit of President Bush and the Israeli and Palestinian
prime ministers during Bush's expected visit to the Middle East next week. Information
Minister Mohammed Adwan said Tuesday that the meetings would take place in the Red Sea
resort city of Aqaba.
While Adwan would not give a date, the meeting is likely to take place sometime next
week, after Bush attends the Group of Eight summit in Europe. Adwan also said Bush would
attend a meeting of Arab leaders in Egypt before coming to Jordan.
A Middle East summit would be the most direct role Bush has taken in trying to end
nearly 32 months of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The White House has not
officially announced a trip to the Middle East and a White House spokesman said the
president was still considering all the possibilities for meetings in the region.
Sunday, the Israeli cabinet conditionally approved the "road map," which calls for the
establishment of a Palestinian state by the end of 2005. The United States welcomed the
Israeli cabinet's decision. Sharon has come under criticism from his own Likud Party for
accepting the plan, and he stunned Israeli conservatives Monday when he used the word
"occupation" for the first time to describe the state of Palestinians in Gaza and the West
Bank. Sharon said to keep 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation is bad for both Israel
and the Palestinians.
Most Immigrant Soldiers Are Non-Jews
Fifty-one percent of new immigrant soldier enlisting in the IDF are non-jew, reported
Brig.-Gen. Elazar Stern, the army's chief educational officer. He added that there are
currently 8,000 non-Jewish soldiers serving in the military.
Addressing a conference in Jerusalem dealing with conversions, Stern explained that
recently a non-Jewish soldier died. When his family was contacted, the request was made to
have the soldier's body flown to Russia for burial. The bereaved father pleaded this not
be done by the IDF or Jewish Agency, explaining he did not want the non-Jews to say,
"Good, another Jew was killed". Stern explained the irony of the story is the soldier
himself was a gentile.
According to Dr. Asher Cohen of Bar Ilan University, only 72 percent of the residents
of the State of Israel are Jews, adding the number of non-Jewish new immigrants has
reached the 300,000 mark.
Settler Leader on Road Map: Jews Also Willingly Went to Death Camps
Veteran settlement movement figure and former MK Elyakim Haetzni, responding to an
opinion poll showing a majority of Israelis in favor of the road map peace plan, has
compared supporters of the peace plan with the Holocaust-era Jews that he said "willingly
boarded those trains [to concentration camps], believing everything that the Germans told
Haetzni, a Hebron resident, blasted as an act of "national treason" and a "national
catastrophe" the Sunday decision of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's cabinet to conditionally
approve the road map, a U.S.-UN-E.U.-Russian- endorsed peace outline. It was a historic
day "in the same sense that the Destruction of the Temple was historic," Haetzni said.
Asked about the results of a Yediot Achronot newspaper poll published Monday, which
showed that 56 percent of Israelis supported the road map, Haetzni said: "Yes, of course.
And the Jews also willingly boarded those trains, believing everything that the Germans
told them. The Jews are a people, which is very dangerous to it. It is a people that has
brought Holocausts down on itself throughout the course of its history," he told Israel
"It is a people that has extraordinary powers of construction, and extraordinary powers
of destruction. It builds and destroys, and this is an intrinsic part of Sharon's
personality - Sharon is the greatest builder that we have had, and the greatest destroyer.
Today he is in a destruction phase."
Haetzni said that the road map would inevitably set Israel on a collision course with
the United States, its closest ally and supplier of billions of dollars in foreign aid.
"The state of Israel arose at the end of the British Mandate," he said, referring to the
British caretaker rule in pre-state Palestine. "Our sovereignty ends with the beginning of
the American Mandate."
"What they [the Americans] are doing in Afghanistan and Baghdad they will do now in
Jerusalem. Of necessity, their interests will collide with ours, and this is a disaster
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