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16 Southeastern Virginia Jewish News March 00rdtei00 00tntes March 5, 2003 COMMFFEE$: COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION FORE3N AELA.OS SMALL 8UINES AND ENTRE PRNEU R;P C)4/dRMAN, SEiqATE iEPUiLICAN HIGH TECHNOLOGY'tASK FOSCE The Honorable George W. Bush President of the United States of America The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Bush: I want to add my name to those supporting the inclusion of assistance for Israel in the supplemental appropriations bill that you may soon submit to Congress. The Israeli economy is currently in a deep recession, and as a result of the Palestinian terrorist campaign, the Israeli tourism industry has lost $2 billion per year, or 2 percent of GDP. Israel is facing a third year of negative economic growth, and per capita GDP has shrank by 6 percent in the past twp years. Furthermore, Israel has incurred substantial defense and security costs as a direct result of instability in the region and continued threats from the surrounding nations. Israel has increased the activities of its military reserves by 400 percent and has boosted the readiness of its Air Force operations by almost I00 percent. In order to meet all of theae threats, Israel's defense burden has increased from 84 percent of GDP to 10.2 percent, a figure more than three times what the United Statea spends on defense. The Israeli request for $8 billion in loan guarantees and $4 billion in supplemental military aid over a seven year period is a low risk investment in the safety and security of our closest ally in the Middle Fast. Approving the assiatmace pkage would display to the Irraeli people our continued commitment to the strength and prosperity of their nation. With warm regards, I remain II? EAST FIUk%t IN ST, 22:2 CENTRAL PARK AVE., 20 3140 CHAAKIAL DR-, #C-101 332 CUMMINGS S, SUITE C 2214 FOCK HILL RO.. SUITE 100 , VA 1 Rt34A II.VA 23482 RONOg VA 240111 AIUNGDOk VA 24210 H E RN301 VA 170 771-1 |HI S 15-I (54! 772-42311 (27 bTIl-:;14B ?03} 431S-003 At left is a copy of a letter written by Senator George Allen to President George Bush regard- ing of the inclusion of, assistance for Israel in the supplemental appropriations bill. Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently discussed Israel's spe- cial aid request with U.S. Nation- al Security Advisor Condoleeez- za Rice who told him the admin- istration is still hesitating about the request. U.S. Senate leaders from both parties have sent letters to Presi- dent Bush, urging him to back new aid for Israel In addition to Allen, among those issuing statements are Senate Majority Helen Gifford Concert at Ohef to feature Piano Pyrotechnics March The Ohef Sholom Temple Helen G. Gifford Concert Series presents Piano Pyrotechnics!, a program of piano favorites per- formed by Andrey Kasparov, Oksana Lutsyshyn and Tamara Sanikidze, three accomplished young concert pianists, on Sunday, March 30, beginning at 4 pan. The concert includes compo- sitions by Beethoven, Ravel and Liszt; the great Russian favorite, Dead Sea Scrolls Senator George Allen Leader Bill First (R-Tenn) Majority Leader Ton (D-SD.) They told the that new loan guarantees help jump-start" the economy. Islamey by Mili Balakirev, of the most brilliant works piano repertoire; and, Moszkowski's Carmen his dazzling transcription of  Gypsy Song from Bizet's CARMEN. The program is free to the public. Those more information may call Sholom Temple, 625-4295. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 animal skin used for the scrolls' leather, which was advanced at Brigham Young University. The new procedure will be employed by the Israel Antiquities Authority in furore projects, able to separate layers stuck together under pres- sure. It is truly a fascinating endeavor reflected in the author's faithful work, to recreate the past wit/ puzzles, pointing at the linkage between Judaism and daughter religion of Christianity' Rabbi Dr. Israel Zoberman tual leader of Congregation in I/irginia Beach. Born in 1945 to Polish Holocaust survivors, raised in Haifa, Israel. Families of Moment care victims sue PA AfamiliymemberofDanitDaganandUriFelix, kiUedinthesuicide bombing terror atack at the Moment Care in Jerusalem, shows a picture of the two victims m the trial of the Silwan terror cell at the Jerusalem District Court. (Photo:Ariel Jerozolimski - Jerusalem Post) L.__ at Jerusalem's Moment cafe has fried suit against the Palestinian (c) Jerusalem Post Authority and its chairman, Yasser Arafat, for NIS 135 million in suffer from trauma and night- dame, s. ....... in Jerusalem District Court exactly one year after the lethal bombing, says that the attack was "inspired and approved by the PA" and was "part and parcel of Arafat's overall policy of terrorism." Eleven peo- ple were killed and dozens of oth- ers wounded in the March 9, 2002, attack on the trendy central Jerusalem care. The bombing was carried out by an east Jerusalem-based Hamas terror cell whose members were sentenced to multiple life terms earlier this year for carrying out a series of attacks in Israel. In their suit, the famih'es of the victims say that since the attack they find it difficult to function and than the sight of life retuming to normalcy, while you live all along with this terrible pain," Trade and Industry Minister Ehud Olrnert told bereaved family members at an emotional memorial service late Sunday afternoon outside the care, where a memorial plaque in mem- ory of the 11 victims was unveiled. "But at the same time," the for- mer Jerusalem mayor told them, "we must continue to live with these painful memories and never- ending longings.., we cannot let [the terrorists] murder both them and us." As the crowd of tearful mourn- ers clutched photographs and newspaper clippings of their loved ones, speaker after speaker recalled that infamous Saturday night the attack took place. "We are left with one hole in our hearts be sealed and which day with longings for you children" said Tzipora Shoham, who lost her Limor, in the bombing. "Jerusalem has been ter of the war that has been upon us," said Mayor Uri lianski, noting that the Palesfinian violence of the months has the 1948 War 1967 Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War. "Even now, two later, we still don't see the said. The cafe reopened last Juoe. , 0