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August 5, 1999
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Israeli police detained an elderly Herzliya couple suspected of phoning the Knesset last week and falsely reporting the death of legislator Amnon Rubinstein. Police suspect the husband, 70, had posed as Rubinstein’s doctor during the early-morning phone call to the Knesset. The wife, 68, had initially admitted to calling the Knesset at 3 a.m., around the time the false report was made, but said she was trying to reach a legislator. The husband denied any involvement in the prank.

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