News in Brief

More treasures found in Tiberias

Ancient Tiberias' nickname of the "treasured city" was further justified when the remains of a perfume workshop and store were discovered at an archaeological dig in the area yesterday. Among the findings were a stone used for crushing plants, a clay pitcher, a small clay bottle, and a small bronze spoon, all of which apparently date back to the ninth century. Weizman Institute researchers are to visit the site today to shed light on which perfumes were in fact produced there. (Eli Ashkenazi)

First rabies case in TA since '93

Tel Aviv declared that the northern section of the city may be endangered by rabies after a jackal, killed yesterday by another jackal near the Ramat Hasharon border, was discovered to have the disease. This is the first case of rabies in the city since 1993. The section under suspicion runs from Gelilot Junction to Kfar Hayarok Junction to the north, Bnei Ephraim St. to the east, Keren Kayemet St. to the south, and the Ayalon Highway to the west. Municipality workers yesterday searched the region for rabid animals, including the second jackal. (Tsahar Rotem)

Lod halts transportation for disabled children

About 100 children attending special education schools in Lod have been forced to stay at home for two days, since the city has stopped providing them with transportation. Bizchut - The Israel Human Rights Center for Disabilities has sent an urgent letter to Lod Mayor Benny Regev saying the decision clearly violates the law. The center has called on the Education Ministry to intervene. A Lod spokesman said transportation was halted due to monies being held up by the municipality's worker's committee, and the problem hopefully would be resolved today. (Ruth Sinai)