Weekend Wrap

Vanunu arrested; Austrian ruling supports restitution; Iran nears uranium enrichment.

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Vanunu arrested upon return to Jerusalem Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, 7:30 p.m. Nuclear whistleblower Mordehai Vanunu was arrested Friday night at the A-Ram checkpoint north of Jerusalem as he entered Jerusalem following a visit to Palestinian-controlled territories. As part of his release arrangement, he was barred from visiting PA areas. Former Jerusalem Post owner indicted Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, 7:17 p.m. Conrad Black, who once controlled the Hollinger International media empire, was charged, along with three other executives, with looting millions of dollars from the company, cheating on taxes and dipping into corporate coffers to finance his lavish lifestyle. Iran nears uranium enrichment Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, 18:37 Defying the world, Iran revealed Friday it has begun converting a second batch of uranium into gas, a step that brings it closer to producing the enriched uranium used in either nuclear reactors or bombs. Large Pakistani delegation secretly visits Israel, PA Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, 11:10 Pakistani media outlets are reporting that a delegation of 174 Pakistani businessmen, bankers, religious leaders and retired generals secretly visited Israel and the Palestinian territories over the past few days. Israeli sources were not available for comment. Zarqawi: Bombs targeted Israelis Saturday, Nov. Nov. 19, 2005, 9:59 Al Qaida terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is insisting he did not deliberately target a wedding party in a triple bombing that left 59 Jordanian civilians dead, and is appealing to Muslims to believe that he was not attacking them. IDF troops kill Palestinian near Hebron Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, 13:36 The IDF reported early Saturday morning that an explosive device was found near the body of a 17-year-old Palestinian who was shot and killed by IDF troops patrolling near Hebron on Friday evening. Reports: Germany to sell Israel two submarines Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, 6 p.m. Advance copies of reports to be published in this week's Der Spiegel and Focus magazines claim that the contract for the two "Dolphin-class" diesel submarines will be signed in Israel on Monday. Austria ruling supports restitution Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, 8:47 A restitution panel has ruled that a stately building in central Vienna should be handed over to heirs of the couple that owned it before the Nazis seized it, an official said Friday. Poll finds 25% of settlers want to evacuate Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, 5:45 p.m. About a quarter of settlers would be willing to leave their West Bank communities if they were given compensation, a poll commissioned by the One House movement - established to assist residents of 38 settlements on the wrong side of the security fence and want to evacuate - found. IDF uncovers weapons in Hebron Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, 18:25 The Erez terminal crossing was shut down Friday morning due to terror alerts less than a week after Israel eased up restrictions on the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, permitting thousands of Palestinian laborers from Gaza to enter Israel for work.