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Jerusalem/JTA — Israeli police believe
Palestinians may try to carry out terror
attacks on Israel's Election Day next
Police Commissioner Shlomo
Aharonishky said that some 30,000
security guards and 1,500 soldiers will
supplement police forces on Jan. 28.
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Washington/JTA — The U.S.
Commission on International
Religious Freedom reportedly recom-
mended thap Secretary of State Colin
Powell name Saudi Arabia a "country
of particular concern."
The move by the government
agency opens the possibility of diplo-
matic or economic sanctions against
the Saudis, according to the
Washington. Post. State Department
officials say Saudi Arabia's poor record
on religious freedom might merit
sanctions under the 1998
International Religious Freedom Act,
but they question the effectiveness of
escalating public criticism of the Saudi
regime, the paper reported.
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Washington/JTA — A Web site is sell-
ing yarmulkes with a logo for Sen.
Joseph Lieberman's presidential cam-
The site vvww.joebeanie.com sells
the kippot for $12.95 plus $4.95 for
shipping and handling. The site,
which is unaffiliated with the cam-
paign, was featured on CNN's "Inside
Dies At 99
New York/JTA — Al Hirschfeld, who
drew caricatures of Broadway person-
alities for more than.75 years, died.
Monday in New York at 99.
He was known for his draWings of
personalities ranging from the Marx
Brothers to Carol Charming to Sammy
Davis Jr., many of which appeared in
the New York Times. "My contribution
is to take the character — created by
the playwright and acted out by the
author — and reinvent it for the read-
er," he said. Among Hirschfeld's draw-
ings is one of the late Chabad-
Lubavitch rebbe, Menachem Mendel
Schneerson, which can be seen at
New York/JTA — The Conservative
movement is launching a one-year
yeshivah program in Jerusalem this
The Conservative Yeshiva's program
is designed for high school graduates
who want a year of Jewish study
before beginning college. The program
was slated to begin last fall, but the
opening was postponed "to allow for
more intensive recruitment efforts,"
according to a statement from the
Blasts Into Space
Cape Canaveral/JTA — Israel's first
astronaut blasted off Jan. 16 on the
U.S. space shuttle Columbia.
Col. Than Ramon and his fellow crew
members are due to carry out a num-
ber of experiments in weightless.con-
ditions during the 16-day NASA mis- -
Though a secular Israeli, Ramon
asked for kosher food during his mis-
sion and said he would try to mark
the Sabbath in a show of respect to
observant Jews around the world.
Rabbi Gets Life
For Wife's Murder
New York/JTA — A New Jersey rabbi
was sentence to life in prison for hir-
ing two men to kill his wife.
Capping a nine-year drama, the sen-
tence was handed down Jan. 16 after
Fred Neulander was convicted last
November of murder and conspiracy
to commit murder in the death of his
Wearing a waist shackle, handcuffs.
and bright orange prison overalls,
Neulander sat silently as Carol