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>JN July 29, 1999, Vol. 7, No. 138
10 Passengers in a Fiat Punto
Police report that the 10 passengers in a Fiat "Punto" compact car
may be a new national or even world record. A routine police patrol
in Nazareth observed the car which appeared to be carrying more
passengers than permitted by law. The police stopped the car and
found five adults and five children inside. The driver, in her 30s,
insisted she was unaware that she was violating any law by taking
so many passengers.
Palestinians Not Happy with Barak's Proposal
By Deborah Tate (VOA-White House)
President Clinton has spoken with Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat
and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak about their meeting Tuesday
on the future of the Wye River peace accord.
Palestinian officials said they are not happy with Barak's new
proposal to delay a withdrawal of Israeli troops from parts of the
West Bank while speeding up talks on a final peace agreement. The
Palestinian officials say Arafat told Clinton of his insistence
that Israel implement the Wye accords with no modifications.
At the White House, National Security Advisor Sandy Berger says
Barak assured Clinton he has every intention of implementing Wye if
that is the desire of both parties. Berger notes there will be more
discussions to determine the course of the peace process.
"There will be further meetings at a working level over the next
few weeks, at which point we will have some decisions about whether
we are going down the Wye road, or whether or not we are going down
a road that has some modifications."
Clinton met with both Barak and Arafat Sunday in Morocco, where
they were attending the funeral of King Hassan.
Jewish Graves in Ukraine Opened in Search for Gold Teeth
58 years following the slaughter of about 21,000 Jews by the
Germans, local area residents are opening Jewish graves in search
of gold teeth and jewelry.
Yitzhak Kleiner, a retired resident of Tel Aviv, born in the
Ukraine area, visited his past last week and met with old friends.
He was horrified when taken to the area where the local Jewish
children were interred, seeing the fence was removed and the graves
had been opened and bones of Jewish children were scattered about.
"After we recovered from the sight, we began to collect skulls and
bones and return them to the graves. We only did part of the job
because of the large amount of remains scattered about and because
they warned us about local area residents," explained Kleiner.
17-Year-Old Arrives in Hospital With Hammer Imbedded in Head
A bizarre work accident left a 17-year-old critically injured
Monday. A hammer, which fell from a Haifa scaffold, struck the
teenager and became implanted in his skull.
The boy was looking at the construction site when a large hose
struck a hammer, causing it to fall from a scaffold, striking the
young man in his head leaving the claw imbedding in his skull. A
paramedic unit transported the seriously injured teenager to the
trauma unit of Rambam Hospital. Police investigating the accident
reported that the laborers were not wearing hardhats as dictated by
Husband Granted Divorce Because Wife Devoted to House Pets
The Petah Tikvah Rabbinical Court has granted a motion for
divorce to a husband who stated that his wife's love for dogs and
cats has driven him away from the house.
The husband told the court that the 15 cats and dogs in the home
have made his living there a nightmare, explaining the smell and
the need to share his home with the pets has become an intolerable
situation. Originally, the woman refused to accept the divorce from
her husband, explaining to the court she only was raising five dogs
and "a few cats."
The court came to the realization that the wife could not live
without her pets and the husband was not able to tolerate the
conditions at home as a result. The court therefore ordered the
woman to accept the "get" document, granting the husband his
request for a divorce.
Ultra-Orthodox Upset Over "Tarzan" Ads
Israel Faxx Staff Report
Maariv reports that billboards advertising the new Disney animated
movie "Tarzan," showing the lead character clad only in a
loincloth, have drawn complaints from some ultra-Orthodox Jews who
say the ads are obscene.
The National Committee to Prevent the Publication of Obscenities in
the Holy Land, which monitors advertising in Israel, is demanding
that the Israeli company advertising the movie cover Tarzan up.
Infrastructure Minister Eli Suissa said he had not seen the movie,
but felt it negatively affected children.
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