By DAVID RUDGE and Itim
HAIFA (August 25) - The Home Front Command rescue team returned home yesterday after a week in Turkey during which they rescued 12 survivors of the earthquake and uncovered 146 bodies.
Led by OC Home Front Command Maj.-Gen. Gabi Ophir, the soldiers landed at an air force base near Ben-Gurion Airport, where Ophir read them a message from Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Shaul Mofaz, in which he wrote: "The mission you returned from now was a humane one and a moral duty of the highest order.
By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
BRADZE, Macedonia (April 9) - "This one we call Yirmiyahu, that one is Tikva, and this one here is Fortuna Ziona," said Col. Dr. Dan Engelhard, a pediatrician, pointing to the three newborns under his care.
By yesterday afternoon another baby, a girl, was born in the refugee camp hospital - delivered by Israeli doctors and taped by half a dozen TV crews from around the world.
"How do you say 'mazal tov' in Albanian?" one doctor asks. "Te'et mershendat," the translator says.
By ARYEH DEAN COHEN
TIRANA, Albania (April 9) - Albanian President Rexhap Mejdani yesterday thanked the Israeli people for donating aid for refugees from Kosovo, saying the effort is important "because it is a gift from people to people."
Speaking to a Jewish Agency delegation in his palace in Albania's capital, Mejdani said: "I think all human beings have to contribute, because this conflict is a conflict between barbarism, genocide, and deportation on one side, and a new order of brotherhood and peace in the Balkans on the other."
The meeting followed …