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>JN July 23, 1999, Vol. 7, No. 134
Barak Compared to Hitler
According to Yediot Ahronot, employees in the Golan Heights
Committee offices in Katzrin, Tuesday, received six telephone calls
comparing Prime Minister Ehud Barak to Adolf Hitler. The callers
did identify themselves and Golan leader Avi Ze'ira stated he
planned to turn the names of the callers over to police to
investigate them. The callers stated that Barak was comparable to
Hitler for his willingness to uproot Golan Heights residents from
Hidden Camera in Computer Catches Wife in the Act
A Haifa resident who suspected his wife was having an affair
installed a hidden camera in their personal computer. His
suspicions were confirmed when he caught his wife having a romantic
relationship with the computer technician who installed the PC in
their home. The couple is in their thirties and have children.
With a video in hand, courtesy of the private investigator hired by
the husband, the woman agreed to accept a "get," a religious
Bar-Ilan University Studies Viagra for Plants
Professor Yaakov Leshem of Bar-Ilan University admits the cost of
the new plant therapy is too expensive to make its use a practical
solution but was optimistic in the research which has taught
scientists that the nitric oxide (NO), a main ingredient in male
potency drug Viagra, also produces results in plant life.
Controlled studies indicated that one milligram of the impotency
drug prevented flowers from wilting for one week longer than those
without the drug. Scientists pointed out the amount necessary was
relatively low, adding a single pill used by males contains 50
milligrams of the drug.
Leshem also admits that research is too premature to understand
what effects the drug may have on persons if ingested in fruits and
vegetables, indicating that more extensive tests are required.
Tests do indicate however that the drug would be broken down prior
to being ingested and fruits treated with Viagra might not pose a
El Al Gives Green Light to Arab Flight Crew Candidate
El Al has announced it would be making a change in its policy,
permitting an Arab candidate to attend its flight school. In a
letter sent to Jabour Jabour's lawyer, the airline agreed to once
again review the candidate's qualifications.
Jabour, an Israeli Arab, filed a discrimination suit to which the
airline responded by saying the candidate failed the exam three
times and his being rejected was not based on his being an Arab,
but rather his inability to meet the standard. Despite the
statement, El Al did admit that at present, there were no Arabs
among the airline's more than 3,000 employees.
Former Terrorist to Bereaved Daughter: "Let's Forget the Past"
"Let's forget the past and open a new page, for the sake of our
children" said Fauzi Nimer, who 30 years ago carried out a series
of terrorist attacks in the Haifa area, on a videotape sent to
Her mother, Rachel Lev, was killed by one of the exploding devices.
Levy replied, "I can't forgive him, he didn't even express remorse
for what he did." In October 1969 Haifa was rocked by a series of
explosions. A PLO cell led by Nimer was responsible. In the worst
of the explosions, Rachel Lev was killed and her husband and son
Lev's daughter, Ahuva, is married to Rami Levy, the Likud
deputy-mayor of Haifa. Levy met with Nimer, who now serves as the
manager of the PLO Authority's official guesthouse. Nimer said he
was sorry for every drop of blood spilled, both Arab and Israeli,
but that in a war there are victims.
Cat and Bird Delay El Al Flight
As an El Al jumbo jet began taxing for takeoff from Ben-Gurion
International Airport, a black cat was spotted in the coach section
of the aircraft. The takeoff was aborted and the plane's door
opened, permitting the black cat to taxi back to the airport
As the plane was readying for takeoff once again, a bird was sucked
into one of its engines, causing the pilot to hit the brakes again.
An inspection of the aircraft indicated the engine was okay but
technicians discovered problems with the brakes causing the
passengers to change planes. Five hours following its scheduled
departure, the plane took off for New York City with 390
passengers on board.
15-Year-Old Hits Gas Pedal and Kills Dad
In a tragic accident in the Galilee, a 15-year-old boy crushed his
59-year-old father to death when he took a drive in his father's
car and accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes.
The boy, from a village in the Lower Galilee, was trying to park
the car, hit the gas, and crushed his father, who had been sitting by
the wall of the parking area.The police arrested and questioned
the youth and released him on bail.
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