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>JN July 16, 1998, Vol. 6, No. 125
Turkish Planes in Nevatim Airbase
According to Israeli sources, Turkish warplanes are based at
Nevatim air base in the Negev Desert south of Beersheva. These
Turkish aircraft and their crew stay and train in Israel on a
regular basis as part of an agreement between the two countries. In
return, Israeli jets are based in Turkey.
Russian Security Chief Visits Israel
By Al Pessin (VOA-Jerusalem)
The head of Russia's main security service, Nikolai Kovalyov, is in
Israel for talks about Russia's sales of missile technology to
Iran, and cooperation with Israel's security services to stop
international terrorism and organized crime.
The Russian government has expressed opposition to the sale of
missile technology and other advanced weaponry to Iran. But Israel
says it is not doing enough to stop such sales by private Russian
A Foreign Ministry spokesman says Kovalyov will be asked to do more
to block the private sales. Israel also is concerned about a
nuclear power plant that Russia is helping Iran to build. Israel
says it could be part of a nuclear weapons program, but both Russia
and Iran deny that charge.
IDF Inductee to be Arrested for Refusing HIV Blood Test
A 17-year-old teenager scheduled to be inducted into the Israel
Defense Forces received an arrest warrant at her home after she
said she would refuse to submit to a pre-induction HIV blood test.
The inductee was living in Holland from infancy until age eight.
When she received her first induction notice, she did appear as
required and completed all of the necessary pre-induction paperwork
and exams. When it was learned that she was abroad for many years,
she was told she was going to have to undergo additional blood
tests. When hearing that the IDF was planning to screen her for the
HIV virus, she refused.
The young inductee stated that she was "threatened" and then told
that if she does not comply with the orders for the blood test, an
IDF psychiatrist would intervene and compel her to agree to the
test. She added that numerous physicians and IDF personnel tried to
persuade her, but she remained adamant not to have the test.
Monday, the notification of her impending arrest arrived at her
home. The arrest notification stated that if she appears in the
Jerusalem induction center July 23 for the blood test, the arrest
orders would be canceled.
The IDF spokesman stated in response, "A citizen awaiting induction
into the IDF must comply with all requests to appear in regards to
his/her induction, in accordance with the Security Service Law. The
inductee may refuse a particular procedure, but nevertheless, must
appear. Failure to appear on a particular date will result in the
issuing of an order that will explain that the actions of the
individual will lead to an order for one's arrest."
Policeman Stops Speeder, Saves Infant's Life
Traffic policeman Ovadia Eitan was posted Tuesday with a laser gun
on Route 40 between the Negev Junction and Beersheva assigned to
check for speeding cars. At 9:30 a.m., he detected an approaching
car speeding at 78 mph.
He flagged down the car and as he approached to give the driver a
ticket, he noticed a woman passenger holding a sick 8-month-old
baby. The Bedouin driver emotionally explained to the policeman
that he and his wife were rushing their sick infant daughter to the
One look at the baby, who was squirming with breathing
difficulties, was enough for Eitan to turn his police vehicle into
an ambulance. He closed his ticket book and ordered the mother and
baby into his car, turned on his siren and sped to the Soroka
Hospital in Beersheva.
The baby was transferred to the emergency room, treated, and her
condition improved. Doctors established that she suffered from high
fever and accompanying seizures caused by the great heat in the
tent in which her family lives. They stated that her life was saved by
the quickness in which she was brought to the hospital. The
father thanked the policeman for saving his daughter's life.
Investigation into a 130-Foot Swastika
Authorities in Mercer County, N.J. want to know who is responsible
for carving a 130-foot swastika in a cornfield. From the air, the
Nazi symbol is cut perfectly in the green field, lush with corn
stalks. Investigators say the swastika could be more than a month
Hightstown Fire Department used a cherry picker to take pictures of
the swastika to help in the investigation. Officials say it may
have taken up to two days to cut the thousands of stalks of corn to
make the design of hate.
"It's something that took an enormous amount of time and energy and
some obvious planning. So it's not something to be glossed over.
It's certainly not a prank and it's the top priority in the
office," said Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor Charles Waldron.
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