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  • Israeli Dies of Wounds in Bombing; Air Force Retalia Tes in Lebanon

    An Israeli soldier injured in last week’s suicide car-bomb attack in Lebanon died of his wounds Saturday, becoming the eighth fatality in the bloody attack. Motti Steier, a 21-year-old Israel Defense Force captain, succumbed to wounds sustained last Wednesday, when an explosive-laden Toyota blew up in the middle of an IDF convoy patrolling the southern… More ▸

  • IDF Severs Phone Service to Territories As Palestinian Dies in New Violence

    Israeli authorities cut off direct overseas telephone communications from the West Bank and Gaza Strip Tuesday night, the latest in series of punitive measures against Palestinian civil disobedience. But violence continued unabated in the territories Wednesday. One Palestinian died and at least six were injured when the Israel Defense Force acted to break up a… More ▸

  • War Criminal Andrija Artukovic Dies in Yugoslav Prison Hospital

    Andrija Artukovic, the former Croatian interior minister convicted of murdering 700,000 Jews, Croats, Serbs and Gypsies during World War II, died Saturday in a prison hospital in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. Artukovic, 89, was deported there from the United States two years ago, after a 36-year battle with U.S. and Yugoslav authorities. The Yugoslavian news agency Tanjug… More ▸

  • Nazi Linnas Dies in USSR

    Accused Nazi war criminal Karl Linnas died Thursday of heart failure following surgery in a Leningrad hospital, according to the Soviet news agency TASS. The 67-year-old Linnas, a native of Estonia who had lived in Greenlawn, NY, for 30 years, was deported April 20 to the USSR, where he was sentenced to death in absentia… More ▸

  • Soviet Cancer Patient Refusenik Dies After His Arrival in Vienna

    Soviet cancer patient Yuri Shpeizman died Sunday in Vienna. The ten-year refusenik succumbed to cardiac arrest immediately after his arrival in Vienna after being released from the Soviet Union. Shpeizman was en route to Israel with his wife, Nelly, to be reunited with their daughter, Rita Levin of Jerusalem, who campaigned for her father’s emigration…. More ▸

  • Rebbe of Lelov Dies in Bnei Brak

    Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Biderman, the Rebbe of Lelov, died in Bnei Brak this week and was buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Although the Hasidic sect he led was small, he was admired in Israel and abroad for his long and fervent worship. The Rebbe was born in Jerusalem around the turn of… More ▸

  • Egyptian Jew Who Hid in a Cellar for 22 Years Dies at Age 82

    Cesar Yaacov Douek, an Egyptian Jew who hid in a cellar for 22 years, died in Cairo Sunday at the age of 82, Israel Radio reported. Douek went into hiding in 1957 when then Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser ordered Jews expelled from Egypt in the aftermath of the Sinai campaign. He concealed himself in… More ▸

  • Israeli Officer Dies of Wounds in Lebanon

    An Israeli army officer died last night of wounds he suffered yester-day in Lebanon, a military spokesman announced this morning. The name and rank of the deceased was not immediately released. The spokesman said he was one of two soldiers wounded when their vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire near Kfar Sil, a village… More ▸