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August 17, 1994 Volume 2, #153 / /\__/_/\
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After years of reluctance to perform in front of a live audience,
Barbra Streisand is ready to show off the results of her recent
concert tour to cable viewers. Drawing mostly from her Las Vegas
and Anaheim, Calif. concerts, the two hour show: "Barbara
Streisand, the Concert" is expected to include footage showing how
Streisand overcame decades of stage fright.
Israel Will Not Request Extradition of Carlos
By Sonja Pace (Paris), Lauri Neff (Washington) & EWCnews
Israeli legal sources say Israel will not demand the extradition of
the terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos, who was
captured Sunday in Sudan and is now in prison in France. Foreign
Minster Shimon Peres expressed his hope that Carlos will remain
in jail for the rest of his life. "This man killed many people and
caused great damage."
After Carlos, the Jackal, appeared Tuesday in court in Paris, he
was sent back to jail and officially placed under investigation.
Carlos faces charges for a long list of bombings and killings
carried out during the 1970s and early 1980s.
The shadowy figure who eluded arrest for more than 20 years has
finally been brought before a court to answer terrorism charges.
The man best known as Carlos walked into a Paris magistrate's
office under tight security. When asked by special anti-terrorist
Judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere how he was doing, Carlos answered matter
of factly, "I'm still living."
He has claimed responsibility for 83 deaths and is believed to
have caused hundreds of injuries in a campaign of kidnappings and
bombings in Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s and 80s. In
France, alone, Carlos is implicated in attacks that killed 15
people and injured 200.
Carlos was detained by Sudanese authorities in Khartoum on Sunday
and then turned over to French authorities. French Interior
Minister Charles Pasqua was clearly pleased as he told a news
conference how French agents had tracked Carlos over the years.
The trail was often elusive -- from West European capitals to East
European sanctuaries and finally to the Middle East and Africa. In
the end, Carlos seemed to run out of sponsors and places to hide.
Pasqua denied reports that France made any sort of payoff to
Sudan's government for Carlos's extradition. He also played down
concerns that the arrest could unleash retaliatory attacks by other
shadowy terrorist groups. Pasqua said security measures are being
taken to counter any such threat.
Mary Jane Deeb is a professor of international studies at American
University in Washington. She says Sudan is especially interested
in getting off the United States list of countries believed to
sponsor terrorism. Being removed from that list could also make it
easier for the impoverished country to get financial aid. Many
Western governments and international organizations have restricted
assistance to Khartoum because of its alleged terrorist links and
poor human rights record.
Deeb says Damascus believed Carlos had become nothing more than an
embarrassment. She is among experts who say Syria sent Carlos to
Sudan and then told the French about it.
"Damascus is trying to clear its own image of being a supporter of
terrorism, it wants to cozy up to the West and Carlos is no
longer any use to Syria. So why not turn him over to the Sudan,
tip off the French and then claim that you're helping the West
Iran Takes Initiative; Sends Ambassador 'Home'
By Laurie Kassman (Cairo)
Iran has recalled its ambassador to Argentina amid complaints
Argentina has not yet furnished proof to back up allegations
Iranian diplomats are linked to the July bombing of a Jewish center
in Buenos Aires.
Iranian Radio says the ambassador has been called home for
consultations following what the radio calls Argentina's baseless
allegations and propaganda against Iran. Argentina's president
backed off a threat last week to kick out the ambassador and break
The Tehran government has denied any links to the bombing of a
Jewish center in which nearly 100 people died. But, Argentina
has issued arrest warrants for at least four Iranian diplomats it
suspects of involvement in the terrorist action.
Tehran Radio says the four officials are suing the Argentine judge
for defamation of character. They have filed their suit with an
Iranian authorities say they have asked Argentina for evidence to
back up their allegations, but so far have received nothing.
Progress in Israeli-Jordanian Talks
By Art Chimes (Jerusalem)
Significant progress was reached in the Israeli-Jordanian peace
talks at the Moriah hotel on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea.
Jordan and Israel agreed that their territory can not be used as a
base for attacks by third countries on either party. The two
countries also agreed not to enter into treaties with each other's
enemies. Ha'aretz reports Jordan
expressed its willingness to allow Israeli airplanes to use
The militant Islamic group Hamas is stepping up to the challenge
posed by PLO leader Yasir Arafat after Palestinian policemen in the
Gaza Strip arrested several dozen of the Muslim extremists.
Meanwhile, Israel has issued a warning to members of Arafat's own
Fatah faction to stop killing Palestinians suspected of
collaborating with Israeli authorities.
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin says he will not authorize the release
of any more Palestinian prisoners unless the killing of suspected
collaborators is stopped. He told a closed-door parliament
committee meeting members of the militant "Fatah Hawks" group have
been interrogating suspected collaborators and killing some of
them. An official who briefed reporters on Rabin's comments said
11 suspected collaborators had been killed in the Jericho area,
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