August 23, 2007
Olmert offers civilian service plan as military draft alternative; U.S. to train Palestinian troops
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"It's important to remember that according to the findings, social ties carry the same weight as attending synagogue," Litwin told a reporter for the Israeli daily.
Silver Surfer Gives to Gaza
Palestinian youths will be hitting the waves off Gaza, thanks to a donation arranged by a Jewish American surfing veteran. Water-sport companies in Israel got together this week and donated 10 surfboards, each worth around $450, to children in the Gaza Strip at the behest of 87-year-old Dorian Pascowitz, a Hawaii resident known as one of the world's oldest wave-riders. Yediot Acharonot reported Tuesday that Pascowitz, having heard of the great waves off Gaza, contacted an Israeli friend, Arthur Rascowitz, to find ways of cultivating a new generation of Palestinian surfers.
"I'm certain they have international potential," Rascowitz told the newspaper. "Their beaches are under-expoited. They could become surfing stars."
Briefs courtesy Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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