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May 31, 2002
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Vacation to Brazil: News updates might slow down

In the next few days I'll be on vacation in Brazil. The World Cup just started and although it's happening in Japan/Korea, I decided to go see it in Brazil. I was born in Brazil (or Brasil, with an 'S', as Brazilians spell it), and it's always a great experience to see the country come together behind the national team. It's like the 4th of July for a month!

I'll be updating the News section of FactsOfIsrael.com from Internet Cafes across Brazil, but I might not be able to post as many items as I'd like. It's your opportunity to come back to the site and go over the history, maps, stats and the democracy pages - I have made many updates lately and I'm sure you'll find it all interesting. Just let me know if you have any remarks or suggestions, I always enjoy the feedback.

If you enjoy the web site, the newsletter or the free screensaver, please recommend FactsOfIsrael.com to your family and friends - they'll also enjoy it and I hope they'll learn something about Israel and the Middle East.

Before leaving I just sent the weekly FactsOfIsrael.com newsletter. This week's fact is:

Facts 6 and 7: The West Bank and the Gaza strip were under Jordanian and Egyptian occupation from 1948 to 1967 yet no Palestinian State was ever created.

For more details, click here.

Thanks for being interested in the facts,
David Melle

Posted by David Melle at May 31, 2002 05:21 PM
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