Did you know?
- that with the prospects of continued fighting in the Middle
East, Israel has signed up to receive an additional 52 F-16 fighter-bombers.
This will give Israel the largest fleet of such advanced aircraft outside of the
- that Israel's population has reached 6,458,000 people this
year. Almost 47,000 people immigrated to Israel during the past year, including
38,000 from the former Soviet Union, 3,400 from Ethiopia, 1,200 from Argentina,
1,000 from the United States and 900 from France. There are approximately
5,243,000 Jews and 1,215,000 Arabs currently living in Israel.
- that US military satellites are busy pinpointing possible
terrorist groups in Afghanistan after last weeks attack. Many commercial
companies worldwide provide satellite images of anywhere in the world on
request, their satellites take pictures with a resolution of around 1 metre. It
is reported that the more advanced US military satellites have a resolution of
around 10 to 15 centimetres.
- that the sale of pictures of Osama bin Laden, the chief
suspect in last weeks attack on the US, has been banned in Liberia. Since last
Tuesday there has been a rush from people in the country to purchase his
portrait, reportedly more from fascination than support for his cause. Liberia's
police director said, "Anybody who is caught will be dealt with as a
- that Japan has the highest average life span in the world.
The average Japanese woman lives for 84.62 years, while the average man lives
77.64 years. The number of Japanese who are more than 100 years old will stand
at a record 15,475 by September 31.
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- that we don't have a "Letters to the Editor" section in
our paper this month. We suspect that with the action in the United States this
month that next months letters will make up for a lack in this edition. Please
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