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Israeli News Archive DVD Has Researchers Falling 'Head-Over-Heels'

Israel News Faxx has been reporting news from the Middle East since 1993. Many university libraries and Jewish Studies programs have, over the years, requested compilations of those stories. A searchable, full-text DVD is now available spanning the years from 1993-2007.

The Villages, FL, January 13, 2008 --( Israel News Faxx ( has presented daily breaking news and features from Israel and the Middle East since 1993. Now researchers at educational institutions and libraries can access the archive’s searchable full-text DVD.

The DVD contains more than one gigabyte (1000 megabytes) of information, 3,400-plus individual issues of Israel News Faxx and nearly six million words.

Over the years, many research libraries have inquired about the availability of such a collection. Subscribers to the daily edition include the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Klau Library in Cincinnati. The original print-outs have been archived by The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

Journalist Don Canaan said, “Creating this archive provides a medium by which Israel can tell its story, The DVD includes searchable full-text ASCII, as well as Acrobat PDF issues from 1993 through 2007. The DVD and web site,, have become valuable resources containing regularly updated content and other information.”

During the mid-1970s, Canaan lived and worked in Israel. For nearly one-half-century, his award-winning films and articles have been viewed and read at NBC and ABC News, the American Israelite in Cincinnati and in United Press International dispatches. He retired as an editor for LexisNexis in Miamisburg, Ohio, and now lives in what many people refer to as “an adult Disney World,“ The Villages in central Florida.

The Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that 62 percent of the American 18-to-30-year-old tech-loving Generation Y group said they visited a library during 2007.

"Internet use seems to create an information hunger and it is information-savvy young people who are most likely to visit libraries," Leigh Estabrook, a professor emerita at the University of Illinois and co-author of the Pew report, told Reuters. The survey indicated that 65 percent of that group researched information on the Internet.

The DVD is available (postpaid) for U.S. $99.95. Purchase orders from recognized educational institutions are accepted. They should be sent to Don Canaan, 611 Saint Andrews Blvd., The Villages, FL, 32159. Payments may also be made to via

If you would like to receive daily issues via e-mail (Sunday through Thursday evenings), please contact An annual subscription is US $110.

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