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      BRISTOL–MYERS, DOJ TO SETTLE SOON –SOURCE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bristol–Myers Squibb Co. is expected shortly to pay nearly $300 million to settle an investigation by federal prosecutors into its accounting practices, a source familiar with the situation said on Sunday.

The settlement would bring to $800 million the total spent by the New Yo >>>


      BRITAIN SHELVES PLANS FOR E.U. REFERENDUM
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      LONDON –– Britain, which takes over the presidency of the European Union next month, has postponed indefinitely a troubled referendum on the bloc‘s constitution following its rejection in France and the Netherlands, Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s office said Monday.

Blair‘s official >>>


      BROWN WILD AS YANKEES LOSE AGAIN
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      AM –– Kevin Brown lost his control and ended any shot of a winning streak for the New York Yankees. Brown hit two Minnesota batters during a five–run sixth inning and the Twins handed the Yankees their seventh loss in eight games, '–3 on Sunday.

"It was a day, from square one, >>>


      BUSH‘S OPTIMISM ON IRAQ DEBATED
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      By Jim VandeHei and Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, June 5, 2005; A01 President Bush‘s portrayal of a wilting insurgency in Iraq at a time of escalating violence and insecurity throughout the country is reviving the debate over the administration‘s Iraq strategy and the accuracy of its upbea >>>


      COURT EXPANDS SCOPE OF DISABILITIES LAW
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Supreme Court, expanding the scope of a landmark federal disabilities law, ruled Monday that foreign cruise lines sailing in U.S.

waters must provide better access for passengers in wheelchairs. The narrow 5–4 decision is a victory for disabled rights advocates, who said ina >>>


      COURT RULES AGAINST POT FOR SICK PEOPLE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      WASHINGTON –– Federal authorities may prosecute sick people who smoke pot on doctors‘ orders, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, concluding that state medical marijuana laws don‘t protect users from a federal ban on the drug.

The decision is a stinging defeat for marijuana advocates who ha >>>


      CRUDE OIL PRICES MOVE ABOVE $55
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SINGAPORE –– Crude futures moved higher above $55 on Monday as the start of the hurricane season bolstered traders‘ fears of a supply crunch caused by possible refinery glitches.

Late afternoon in Singapore, light, sweet crude for the July contract was up 32 cents to $55.35 a barrel on the Ne >>>


      CULTURAL REVIVAL BLOOMS AFTER LEBANESE REVOLT
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BEIRUT –– Last year, during municipal elections in Beirut, posters bearing the shadowy image of a man named Al Murashah started appearing on walls that line the streets of Beirut. He took his place next to the many thousands of images of familiar sectarian leaders that become ubiquitous during Lebanon&lsquo >>>


      DAIMLER SEES SMART‘S GROWTH ABOVE AVERAGE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) – DaimlerChrysler expects above–average growth rates for minicars and microcars in the years ahead, which is why it is hanging on to its loss–making Smart business, the head of Smart said on Monday.

"The global market for small cars will grow nearly 4.5 perce >>>


      DOLPHINS HIRE RANDY MUELLER TO BE NEW GM
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      MIAMI –– The Miami Dolphins hired former New Orleans general manager Randy Mueller as their GM on Monday to help first–year coach Nick Saban rebuild the franchise that slid to an embarrassing 4–12 last season.

Mueller replaces Rick Spielman, who left the Dolphins last week after five se >>>


      EGYPTIAN OPPOSITION GROUP CHANGES COURSE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      By Daniel WilliamsWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 5, 2005; A25 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt –– It was the typical sort of soft jihad practiced by thousands of young men enrolled in the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt‘s main Islamic political organization and largest opposition group. Abdel Rahman Essam col >>>


      EU PRAISES MICROSOFT PLAN, TO MARKET TEST
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft won praise on Monday for its proposal to comply with interoperability demands by the European Union‘s antitrust watchdog, which said the plan would now be put to industry peers for their opinion.

The U.S. software giant could be hit with a fine of up to $5 million a d >>>


      FEAR OF UNIFORMITY IGNITES GRASS–ROOTS REBELLION IN E.U.
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      By Daniel Williams and Craig WhitlockWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, June 6, 2005; A12 ROME –– On the edge of the Campo de‘ Fiori open–air market, the question on the mind of Ruggero Ruggeri, a 70–year–old grocery store owner, was this÷ What does someone at the European >>>


      GREEK SPRINTER TESTIFIES ABOUT DOPING TEST
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      ATHENS, Greece –– Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou testified before a prosecutor Monday on charges of avoiding a doping test on the eve of the 2004 Olympics and faking a motorcycle accident hours later.

Her coach, Christos Tzekos, also appeared on related charges. Thanou, silver medalist in the women >>>


      HEZBOLLAH CLAIMS WIN IN SOUTHERN LEBANON
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BINT JBEIL, Lebanon –– Hezbollah and its Shiite allies claimed victory in southern Lebanon in Sunday‘s second stage of national elections, a vote the militant group hopes will prove its strength and send a message of defiance to the United States.

Hundreds of Hezbollah supporters drove throug >>>


      HEZBOLLAH DOMINATES ELECTION IN S. LEBANON
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BINT JUBAYL, Lebanon, June 6 –– Hezbollah, the armed Shiite Muslim movement, and its allies claimed a massive victory in southern Lebanon in the second stage of national elections Sunday, a vote the group says it hopes will prove its strength and send a message of defiance to the United States.

Fou >>>


      HIZBOLLAH POLLS WIN BOLSTERS STAND ON KEEPING ARMS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hizbollah‘s big win at the ballot box in south Lebanon appeared certain to bolster the group‘s determination to keep its weapons in the face of international pressure to disarm, analysts said on Monday.

Syria‘s staunchest allies, Hizbollah and the Amal movement, swept >>>


      HUSSEIN TO BE TRIED ON 12 IRAQI CHARGES
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BAGHDAD, June 5 –– Saddam Hussein will be tried in connection with 12 of the best–documented crimes among more than 500 allegedly committed by the former Iraqi dictator, the prime minister‘s spokesman said Sunday.

Laith Kubba, the spokesman for Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari, also appear >>>


      JAPAN SAYS MAY NEED TO LET UN HANDLE N.KOREA ISSUE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      TOKYO (Reuters) – It is time to consider taking the issue of North Korea‘s nuclear ambitions to the United Nations, which could result in sanctions, Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura said on Monday.

The last round of six–party talks on Pyongyang‘s nuclear programs took place >>>


      KEY ALLY WHO HELPED USHER FOX TO POWER IN MEXICO DIES
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      By Kevin SullivanWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, June 6, 2005; A12 MEXICO CITY, June 5 –– Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, an outspoken intellectual who was one of the chief architects of the historic 2000 election of President Vicente Fox, died Sunday in a traffic accident near the resort town of Tepoztlan, w >>>


      LEA FASTOW IS RELEASED FROM PRISON
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      HOUSTON –– Lea Fastow, wife of former Enron Corp. finance chief Andrew Fastow, left federal prison early Monday morning en route to a halfway house to serve the rest of her sentence, the Houston Chronicle reported on its Web site.

Mrs. Fastow, who was serving a yearlong sentence for lying about inc >>>


      LEBANESE BURY WRITER, BUT NOT HIS CAUSE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BEIRUT, June 4 –– On a shimmering, sunny day, a hearse carrying the coffin of a slain journalist and outspoken critic of Syria made its way through Beirut‘s Martyrs‘ Square, a place where he had raised his voice in fevered calls for freedom only weeks before and where throngs of mourners gathere >>>


      MAYORS SIGN ‘URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACCORDS‘
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SAN FRANCISCO –– Mayors from around the world on Sunday signed an international treaty calling for increased use of public transportation and drastic cuts to the amount of trash sent to landfills.

The signing of the "Urban Environmental Accords" capped the United Nations World Environment >>>


      MAYORS SIGN URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACCORDS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SAN FRANCISCO –– Mayors from around the world on Sunday signed an international treaty calling for increased use of public transportation and drastic cuts to the amount of trash sent to landfills.

The signing of the "Urban Environmental Accords" capped the United Nations World Environment >>>


      MEXICO VOLCANO SPEWS ASH ON VILLAGES
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      MEXICO CITY –– A volcano in western Mexico erupted on Sunday, spewing burning rock and raining ash on nearby villages, authorities said.

The eruption at the 12,533–foot Colima volcano, located 430 miles northwest of Mexico City, sent a massive column of black ash into the clouds above.
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      MICHAEL JACKSON JURY RESUMES DELIBERATIONS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SANTA MARIA, Calif. –– Michael Jackson‘s jurors sent the judge a question Monday as they returned to deliberations in the child molestation case after a weekend that saw the pop star make another trip to the hospital.

The jury sent out the question to at '÷50 a.m., and Judge Rodney >>>


      MICHAEL JACKSON TREATED IN EMERGENCY ROOM
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SOLVANG, Calif. –– Michael Jackson was taken to an emergency room Sunday for treatment of a back problem that has plagued him throughout his molestation trial, his spokeswoman said. He later left as flashes popped.

Jackson, accompanied by a bodyguard, arrived at the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospit >>>


      NTSB STICKING WITH REPORT BLAMING PILOT
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– The National Transportation Safety Board says it will stand by a report blaming pilot error for a 1''' plane crash and likely will ignore a jury‘s decision to fault the airport.

Jurors on Thursday awarded the widow of Capt. Richard Buschmann more than $2.1 mil >>>


      OIL ABOVE SIX–WEEK HIGHS ON SUPPLY FEARS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices breached a six–week peak on Monday above $55 a barrel despite brimming crude stocks in the United States, as early worries of thin winter supply pushed up heating oil to two–month highs.

U.S. light sweet crude rose 3' cents to $55.42 a barrel in Asian trad >>>


      PAKISTAN HANDED AL QAEDA‘S LIBY TO U.S. –MUSHARRAF
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan has handed senior al Qaeda operative Abu Faraj Farj al Liby to the United States, President Pervez Musharraf said in remarks published on Monday.

U.S. counter–terrorism agents say Liby, a Libyan captured by Pakistan earlier this year, became al Qaeda‘s third most im >>>


      PARIS LEADING BID TO HOST 2012 OLYMPICS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      LONDON –– Exactly a month before the vote, front–runner Paris received the best overall review Monday in an IOC evaluation of the five cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee issued a 123–page report evaluating the bids of Paris, London, New York, Madri >>>


      POPE BENEDICT XVI CONDEMNS SAME–SEX UNIONS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      ROME –– Pope Benedict XVI condemned same–sex unions as anarchic "pseudo–matrimony" Monday and reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church‘s opposition to abortion.

Benedict repeatedly referred to marriage as a union between man and woman in an address to a conference of the Dio >>>


      PRESS IN IRAQ GAINS RIGHTS BUT NO REFUGE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BAGHDAD –– Israa Shakir scrawled out the first edition of the Iraq Today newspaper on a few sheets of lined paper 10 days after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Three months later, she said, a man followed her home from work and put a gun to her head.

Shakir had published a story about an Islamic group >>>


      PROTESTERS RALLY AGAINST AZERBAIJANI GOVERNMENT
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 4 –– About 10,000 protesters chanting "Freedom!" marched across Azerbaijan‘s capital Saturday, urging the government of this U.S. ally to step down and allow free parliamentary elections this year. Some of them carried portraits of President Bush.

The rally in >>>


      RICE URGES OAS TO BACK DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 5 –– Against the backdrop of growing tensions between the United States and Venezuela, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed Sunday for nations in the Western Hemisphere to more actively support democracy and counter authoritarian trends in Latin America.

Speaking >>>


      SEARCH CONTINUES FOR TEEN MISSING IN ARUBA
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      ORANJESTAD, Aruba –– Soldiers, police and islanders combed Aruba‘s scrubland and beaches Monday while the Coast Guard scoured waters around the island, a day after police charged two men in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager.

Authorities also asked the FBI to send a dive team to search >>>


      SIEMENS BOARD TO DISCUSS MOBILE PHONE UNIT
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      FRANKFURT, Germany –– Shares of Siemens AG rose Monday after the company said its supervisory board was holding talks on its suffering mobile phone unit.

The Munich–based company declined to comment on a report by the Financial Times that it was looking at a joint venture with Taiwanese phone >>>


      STOCKS LITTLE CHANGED; OIL, DEALS BALANCE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. blue chips were little changed on Monday, with a wave of mergers offsetting a rise in the price of oil, which hit a six–week high above $55 a barrel.

Deal news spanned several sectors of the economy. Washington Mutual Inc. said it planned to buy Providian Financial Corp. ; >>>


      SUPREME COURT REJECTS WOMEN‘S SPORTS CASE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider reinstating a lawsuit that accuses federal officials of discriminating against male athletes in enforcing equal opportunities for women.

Justices without comment rejected an appeal from the National Wrestling Coaches Association and other g >>>


      SWISS TO JOIN PASSPORT–FREE ZONE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      Associated PressMonday, June 6, 2005; A12 GENEVA, June 5 –– A narrow majority of Swiss voters approved joining a European Union passport–free zone, abolishing checks on the country‘s border by 2007, according to final results from a national referendum Sunday.

In a second vote, a larger >>>


      TEXAS GOVERNOR SIGNS ABORTION BILL
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      FORT WORTH, Texas –– Using an evangelical school gymnasium as a backdrop, Gov. Rick Perry put his signature to legislation restricting abortions and added his backing to a measure barring same–sex marriage.

Perry signed a bill Sunday requiring girls under the age of 18 to get their parents&ls >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      –– Scattered showers and thunderstorms could dampen parts of the Northeast and mid–Atlantic Monday as a cold front moved through the region, with some storms intensifying.

Temperatures in the East could be in the 60s–80s across New England, the Great Lakes, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, m >>>


      TOKYO STOCKS FINISH LOWER
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      TOKYO –– Tokyo stocks finished lower Monday on declines by technology and auto issues, though a rise in oil prices helped boost Japanese oil refiners.

The dollar slipped against the yen but was up against the euro. The Nikkei Stock Average of 225 issues lost 2'.43 points, or 0.26 percent, to 11 >>>


      TOKYO STOCKS LOWER ON WALL STREET‘S SKID
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      TOKYO –– Tokyo stocks fell Monday morning following a slide on Wall Street last week that was triggered by concerns about the health of the U.S. economy.

The dollar opened lower against the yen but was up against the euro. The Nikkei Stock Average of 225 issues fell 86.64 points, or 0.77 percent, t >>>


      TRIAL TO REVEAL REACH OF U.S. SURVEILLANCE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      By John MintzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 5, 2005; A03 For a decade, FBI agents covertly monitored every telephone call and fax sent and received by Florida university professor Sami al–Arian as he communicated with alleged top leaders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group about its suicide >>>


      TWO WOMEN APPOINTED TO PUBLIC OFFICE IN KUWAIT
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      KUWAIT CITY, June 5 –– Kuwait named two women to public office for the first time Sunday, less than a month after the Gulf state granted women the right to vote.

"The six Municipal Council members have been appointed and they include two female personalities," the prime minister, Sabah Ah >>>


      U.S DOLLAR LOWER; GOLD HIGHER IN TRADING
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      LONDON –– The U.S. dollar was lower against other major currencies in European trading Monday. Gold prices rose.

The euro was quoted at $1.22'1, up from $1.2217 late Friday in New York. Later, in midday trading in New York, the euro slipped to $1.2273. Other dollar rates included 106.73 Japanes >>>


      U.S., IRAQI FORCES FIND HUGE BUNKER NETWORK
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      BAGHDAD, June 4 –– U.S. and Iraqi forces searching Iraq‘s western province of Anbar on Saturday uncovered a network of bunkers hidden in a vast underground quarry and equipped with air conditioning, food and a wide assortment of weapons, a Marine spokesman said.

The quarry, near the town of K >>>


      WASHINGTON MUTUAL TO BUY PROVIDIAN
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – Washington Mutual Inc. , the largest U.S. savings and loan, on Monday said it would buy Providian Financial Corp. for $6.45 billion to enter the higher–yielding consumer credit card business.

The stock–and–cash transaction values Providian at $18.71 per share, a 4.2 >>>


      WEATHERFORD TO BUY PRECISION UNITS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oilfield service provider Weatherford International Ltd. on Monday said it will buy two segments of Precision Drilling Corp. in a $2.28 billion deal to bolster its Middle East operations and broaden its line of drilling services.

Weatherford said it agreed to pay about $'00 milli >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      Protest at Tiananmen Recalled 16 Years On HONG KONG –– Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong raised candles in the air and sang solemn songs Saturday to mark the 16th anniversary of China‘s bloody crackdown on pro–democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, while security was tightened in Beiji >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      Jordan Terror Suspects Say They Were Tortured AMMAN, Jordan –– Fourteen men who earlier admitted plotting terrorist attacks and sparking riots that killed six people in southern Jordan testified Sunday that they were tortured into confessing. The men then pleaded not guilty before a military court.

>>>


      YAHOO DITCHES FEES ON U.S. WEB AUCTIONS
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Internet media company Yahoo Inc. will quit charging fees for auctions on its U.S. site in an effort to encourage more people to sell their wares, the company said on Sunday.

Rob Solomon, general manager and vice president of Yahoo Shopping, denied the move was a defensive respo >>>


      ZIMBABWE POLICE RAZE POOR TOWNS IN RAMPAGE
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      By Craig TimbergWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 5, 2005; A23 HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 4 –– Six days after teams of police officers ordered the residents of Hatcliffe Extension, a squatter village, to tear down their homes, the destruction still looks startlingly fresh, the former tenants dazed and >>>


      SPAMALOT‘ GETS BEST MUSICAL AT TONYS; 
      Washington Post, 06-06-2005
      NEW YORK –– "Spamalot" didn‘t get a lot. "Monty Python‘s Spamalot," an irreverent romp inspired by the British film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," led all plays and musicals at the Tony Awards with 14 nominations, but took away only three prizes Sunday. It won t >>>


      BEN CHELOUCHE RESIGNING FROM TREASURY POST AT END OF SUMMER
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nitzan Cohen Eyal Ben Chelouche, the treasury‘s supervisor of insurance, pensions and capital markets, is quitting.

Yesterday, Ben Chelouche formally advised Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he means to resign at the end of summer, by which time legislation of the capital market reform, spearh >>>


      BREAKING NEW SECURITIES GROUND
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Tamara Lev Last Thursday was a happy day at the taxation and finance branch of the State Prosecutor‘s Office in Tel Aviv. Six years after filing charges and plodding through a long, arduous legal battle, the securities department won its case against businessman Shlomo Eisenberg. The Supreme Court rejected Eis >>>


      CABINET APPROVES ECONOMIC PROGRAM
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nitzan Cohen and Moti Bassok The cabinet passed the Sharon–Netanyahu economic reform by a majority of 12, with six opponents and two abstentions – from Labor Party ministers

– yesterday. After the vote, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon commented that the program should better conditions of the >>>


      GAON JOINS ZBEIDA‘S OFFER FOR ACE DIY
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Sivan Klingbail and Amir Helmer The man partnering Shlomo Zbeida in his bid to buy the Ace Buy & Build DIY chain from beleaguered businessman Gad Zeevi, is none other than Benjamin Gaon, Haaretz has learned.

Zbeida, Zeevi‘s partner in the DIY chain, submitted his offer to buy Zeevi‘s stock i >>>


      HISTADRUT REPORTS SURPLUS UP BY 370%
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Eynav Ben Yehuda The Histadrut labor federation reported a 370–percent leap in net surplus last year (as a nonprofit organization, it talks of surpluses and deficits, rather than profit or loss), from NIS 17 million in 2003 to NIS 80 million in 2004. Operating surplus grew 2' percent to NIS 106 million.
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      HMO DISPUTE SENDS PATIENTS BED–HOPPING
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Ronny Linder–Ganz Specialty departments at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer have remained empty since the start of the year because of a financial dispute between the Clalit and Maccabi health maintenance organizations and state hospitals.

Patients who had commenced treatment at Tel Hashomer have be >>>


      NET WIDENS IN INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE CASE AS FRAUD SQUAD ARRESTS HEAD OF PI AGENCY
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Roni Singer Officers of the Tel Aviv fraud squad yesterday called in for questioning the owner of the Matara private investigation agency in connection with the Trojan horse industrial espionage case.

Zvika Manilovich, owner of the agency, was questioned yesterday morning on suspicion that his company had a >>>


      NEW ETFS GO SHORT ON INDEXES
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nathan Sheva The range of exchange–traded funds is mushrooming, and yesterday may have seemed a dreadful day to launch new ones. Teva Pharmaceuticals issued its first–ever earnings warning, an admission that sent its stock into an 8 percent spin, and as the generics giant carries vast weight in the Israe >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      First Int‘l Bank expects disruption Managers and signatories at the First International Bank of Israel will be disrupting usual service at the bank‘s Opera branch in Tel Aviv today as part of their protest over bonuses. Yona Goldstein of the FIBI managers and signatories union, which covers 700 of the bank& >>>


      TA CITY HALL ORDERED TO COUGH UP NIS 30M
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Amir Helmer Tel Aviv municipality has been ordered to return NIS 30 million to the Clalit health maintenance organization, that being the entire sum of municipal property taxes (arnona) the HMO paid from 1''3 to 1''' on some of the buildings it occupies.

The battle between Clalit and Tel >>>


      TEVA STOCK DIVES 8 PERCENT ON FIRST–EVER PROFIT WARNING
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Hertzel Laks Teva Pharmaceuticals stock dived 8 percent on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange yesterday and furnished the lion‘s share of TASE volume, after the company lowered its second–quarter 2005 earnings guidance by "approximately 4 cents per share." The profit warning, the generic drugs giant s >>>


      TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Haaretz Staff In September 2003, the Tel Aviv District Court found Shlomo Eisenberg, former chairman and controlling shareholder of Arad Investment and Industrial Development, guilty of using illegal means to obtain a majority at a 1''7 Arad shareholders meeting to approve an interested party transaction bet >>>


      ANOTHER OPTION FOR JERUSALEM
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nadav Shragai Thirty–eight years after the Six–Day War, the Jews‘ relative demographic weakness in Jerusalem provides an excellent excuse for those who favor dividing the city. At the Camp David summit five years ago, when a genuine proposal to divide Jerusalem was on the table, Ehud Barak cited th >>>


      POLLUTION DISTINGUISHES BETWEEN RICH AND POOR
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Zafrir Rinat According to the cliche known to every environmental activist, pollution knows no borders. It does not distinguish between rich and poor, between nations or races. But what is missing from the cliche, yet present in reality, is the success that the well–off of every nation have enjoyed in distanci >>>


      THE ONLY PALESTINIAN ADDRESS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Danny Rubinstein On Friday an official statement was issued on behalf of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) regarding the postponement of the elections to the Palestinian Legislative Council by four months, from July to November.

Almost certainly, the reason is the fear on the part of >>>


      WANTED÷ A FAMILY–FRIENDLY‘ POLICY
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Idit Weiss The World Economic Forum recently published disturbing findings about the gender gap in Israel. By means of an index that related to five parameters

– economic participation, economic opportunities, political power, achievements in the area of education, health and quality of life – t >>>


      WHEN EVERYTHING IS PERMISSIBLE
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Haaretz Editorial It is impossible to ignore the article published in Maariv over the weekend, which stated that on the night between February 1' and 20, 2002, Israel Defense Forces soldiers, acting under explicit orders, carried out untargeted killings in which 15 Palestinian policemen were shot to death at thr >>>


      WHOSE RIGHT OF RETURN IS MORE SACRED?
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Akiva Eldar It could be that there is some substance to the argument that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is plotting to eliminate the State of Israel by means of the right of return. It is true, more or less, like the prediction that Syrian President Bashar Assad is ripe for a peace agreeme >>>


      100,000 NEW YORKERS SALUTE ISRAEL
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Shlomo Shamir NEW YORK – Tens of thousands of onlookers lined the sidewalks of Manhattan‘s Fifth Avenue yesterday to view the annual Salute to Israel parade – one of the most spectacular in the 41 years the "salute" has been held.

Some 100,000 people participated in the parade, a >>>


      3 MINORS SUSPECTED OF BEATING 13–YEAR–OLD
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Yuval Azulay Police have arrested three minors, aged 15 and 16, on suspicion of randomly attacking a 13–year–old boy at a bar–mitzvah party in Kiryat Ekron, near Rehovot, on Thursday night. The boy, G., was taken to Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot where he was hospitalized with damage to his kidney and >>>


      58% OF J‘LEM POPULATION RESIDES IN POST ‘67 CITY
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nadav Shragai Some 403,000, or 58 percent, of Jerusalem‘s Jewish and Arab residents live in areas added to the capital following its unification in 1'67, according to figures published ahead of Jerusalem Day by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.

In total, Jerusalem is home to some 6'4 >>>


      ABBAS TO DISCUSS PLC ELECTION DATE WITH HAMAS‘ MESHAL
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Arnon Regular Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas will meet Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal in Cairo soon to discuss an election date for the Palestinian Legislative Council. Abbas issued a directive on Saturday, postponing the elections scheduled for July 17 due to technical reasons, but he did not sa >>>


      BE‘ER SHEVA EIGHTH GRADER STABBED BY CLASSMATE
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nir Hasson A Be‘er Sheva eighth grader was stabbed yesterday by a fellow student in the courtyard of the middle school the two girls attend. The victim, who was stabbed in the thigh, was taken for treatment to the city‘s Soroka Medical Center, where doctors defined her wounds as light.

The incid >>>


      CABINET TO OKAY NIS 280M IN GRANTS TODAY
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis The cabinet is due to approve a NIS 280 million package of grants for Jerusalem today, to mark the 38th anniversary of Jerusalem Day. A special cabinet meeting will be held at Ammunition Hill, where fierce fighting took place in the battle for the city in 1'67.

The aim of the grants is to d >>>


      DIRT IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, BELIEVES JERUSALEM MAYOR
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis Since taking office as Jerusalem‘s mayor some two years ago, Uri Lupolianski has placed improving the appearance of the city and the municipality‘s relationship with its residents at the forefront of his concerns. And he had good reason to do so÷ Surveys showed that Jerusalem‘s >>>


      DOCTOR ERROR BLAMED FOR DEATH OF GIRL, 3
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Ran Reznick A 3–year–old girl died at Schneider Children‘s Medical Center of Israel in Petah Tikva yesterday after being admitted last week due to complications that occured during eye surgery she underwent at Assouta Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

Her parents have agreed to donate her organs >>>


      DOZENS OF BUILDINGS ERECTED IN OUTPOSTS IN LAST THREE MONTHS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Amos Harel and Nir Hasson Not a thing has changed in the government‘s handling of illegal settlement outposts in the three months since a comprehensive report on the issue was completed, the report‘s author, attorney Talia Sasson, said yesterday.

Speaking at a seminar on the settlements organize >>>


      EILAT FISH FARMS HAVE THREE YEARS TO CLOSE DOWN, CABINET DECIDES
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Zafrir Rinat After five years of public campaigns and prolonged debate, the cabinet yesterday decided that fish farms would be removed from the Eilat coastline within three years.

The cabinet ratified a master plan for the Eilat coast without the fish farms, giving the fish farmers three years to remove the >>>


      HAS DEMOLITION OF ILLEGAL‘ HOUSE RUPTURED HAIFA‘S COEXISTENCE MYTH?
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By David Ratner A large yellow bulldozer rammed into the wall of the Bushkars‘ home in Haifa yesterday. The tile roof collapsed and half an hour later, no trace remained of the little one–story house.

Thus ended the short battle between police and the Bushkar clan. On one side stood about 100 armed >>>


      HEZBOLLAH, AMAL WIN LANDSLIDE IN S. LEBANON
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Reuters HOULA, Lebanon – Syria‘s staunchest allies Hezbollah and Amal swept South Lebanon‘s general elections yesterday, in a crushing victory seen as a vote for anti–Israeli guerrillas to keep their weapons.

Official results were not in, but the Amal–Hezbollah slate claimed it >>>


      IDF TO BEEF UP HAR DOV SECURITY
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Amos Harel The Israel Defense Forces is planning to invest millions of shekels in beefing up security installations along the northeastern border in the Har Dov area. The decision comes in the wake of continued attacks by Hezbollah in the region.

Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Moshe Kaplinsky last mont >>>


      ILA PROBING ALLEGED LAND GRAB BY SHARON‘S SYCAMORE RANCH
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Tzally Grinberg The Israel Lands Administration is currently investigating suspicions that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon‘s Sycamore Ranch annexed hundreds of dunams illegally, without the ILA‘s permission and without this land being mentioned in the ranch‘s leasing agreement with the administration.< >>>


      ISRAEL PRESSURES PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY TO STAY EXECUTION OF ALLEGED COLLABORATORS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Yuval Yoaz The Israeli government has been exerting strong diplomatic pressure to prevent the Palestinian Authority from executing some 50 Palestinians who were convicted of collaborating with Israel and sentenced by a military court to execution. The American ambassador to Israel, Dan Kurtzer, has been among those >>>


      LIKUD REBELS OPEN ANTI–PULLOUT CAMPAIGN
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Mazal Mualem Under the slogan, "The disengagement will bring terror – we need to rethink things," the Likud rebels will this morning kick off their public campaign against the pullout plan. The campaign, said to be costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, comes in the wake of the rebels‘ failu >>>


      NEVEH DEKALIM / ‘UNTIL MESSIAH COMES‘
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Yair Ettinger He doesn‘t know whether the Evacuation Compensation Law will entitle him to even one shekel, nor is he worried about whether his new home will remain standing or will be razed. Shalom Me‘oded, who last week dedicated his new house at Neveh Dekalim, says these are unimportant issues.

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      NEW C‘TEE TO IMPROVE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CRIME WAR
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis The cabinet yesterday established a ministerial committee to determine the budgetary and other resources that the police and other law enforcement agencies need to fight a rising crime wave, and ordered it to finish its work within three weeks.

But senior police and Public Security Ministry off >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      Suspect absconds from court A man suspected of robbery and brawling absconded from the Tel Aviv District Court before dawn yesterday. The man, 26, of Tel Aviv, is suspected of pretending to be a policeman and stealing a few hundred shekels from a Chinese citizen in his apartment. The victim followed the suspect after t >>>


      NGO ASKS HIGH COURT TO LIFT MK‘S IMMUNITY, AGAIN
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Yuval Yoaz The Movement for Quality Government petitioned the High Court of Justice yesterday asking it once more to overturn a Knesset House Committee decision not to lift the parliamentary immunity of MK Michael Gorlovksy (Likud) and allow him to face charges for voting twice in a Knesset vote in May 2003.

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      POLICE WANT TO ADOPT THE GIULIANI METHOD‘÷ FLOODING NEIGHBORHOODS WITH OFFICERS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis Police are planning to adopt the main points of the "broken windows" program implemented in the 1''0s by then–New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, which led to a sharp decline in crime and an increased feeling of safety on the part of residents.

The program‘s cent >>>


      POLICE, ACADEMICS SPLIT÷ IS VIOLENT CRIME UP OR DOWN?
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Jonathan Lis Based on available statistics, it is very difficult to determine whether serious crime is actually rising or falling, a Haaretz investigation has concluded.

Senior police officials say that they have encountered the same problem÷ As of Saturday night, they were still not certain whether >>>


      RAMLE MAN KILLED ON WAY TO BANK; NIS 120,000 TAKEN
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Yuval Azoulay A 35–year–old Ramle man was killed yesterday during the course of a robbery that occured in broad daylight just a few dozen meters behind Ramle Police headquarters. His attackers apparently followed Munid Zabane, who was on his way to deposit money for a client at the Bank Leumi Herzl Stree >>>


      RIGHTISTS VOW NO MORE ROAD CLOSINGS TILL PULLOUT NEARS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Nadav Shragai and Zvi Harel A broad coalition of rightist organizations pledged yesterday that they will not attempt to block any more roads until shortly before the disengagement from Gaza begins in August.

The National Home (Habayit Haleumi) movement, whose members blocked several major roads throughout t >>>


      SECRETARY RICE TO VISIT ISRAEL AND PA TO PROMOTE DISENGAGEMENT
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Aluf Benn U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be visiting the region at the end of next week in an effort to promote coordination of the disengagement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Rice will visit the PA on June 18 and meet with Israeli leaders the following day. Almost immediately >>>


      SOCIAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY CITES SEVERE SHORTAGE OF YOUTH PROBATION OFFICERS
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Relly Sa‘ar The Social Affairs Ministry is bemoaning a severe shortage of probation officers trained to deal with juvenile offenders in spite of the steep rise in crime among youth in recent years. The ministry data comes in the wake of the cabinet‘s debate yesterday on ways to eradicate violence in soci >>>


      TEACHER TALKS STALL ON DOVRAT‘S WORK WEEK
      Haaretz, 06-06-2005
      By Yulie Khromchenko The heads of the teachers‘ unions stormed out in rage from their talks with officials from the Finance and Education ministries yesterday after the latter raised an issue related to the implementation of the Dovrat school reform plan.

The teachers‘ leaders, Yossi Wasserman and >>>



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