Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

by William J. Broad, John Markoff, and David E. Sanger, WorldnetDaily  The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with…

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WikiLeaks: Iran searching for nuclear bomb materials

by Reuters Iran has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, a Norwegian newspaper said on Sunday, citing US diplomatic cables. Aftenposten said that according to the cables, obtained by WikiLeaks, more than 350 Iranian companies and organizations were involved in…

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Nasrallah: US and Israel caused Lebanese gov't collapse

by JPOST Staff   Hizbullah Leader Hassan Nasrallah discussed the international probe into the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, blaming Israel and the US for the Lebanese government’s fall, in a televised speech on Sunday. Nasrallah accused Hariri’s son, Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri, of acting under “heavy American influence.” He explained that there…

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7 South American states recognize Palestinian state

by al Jazeera Following Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, Guyana has become the seventh South American nation to recognize an independent Palestinian state, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. In a statement by the country’s Foreign Ministry, Guyana’s said it hoped “that the increasing recognition of the state of Palestine will contribute to a…

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Video: Netanyahu says Iran has been "unmasked"

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu conducted on Tuesday his annual meeting with the international press. During his address, Netanyahu reviewed some of the main events which have taken place over the last year. He began by discussing Iran, describing 2009 as a year in which Iran was unmasked and adding that the unmasking continued in 2010.

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Video: Interview with world expert on anti-Semitism

In an interview to Israel National News TV, the Director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), who has also authored “A Lethal Obsession: Antisemitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad” (named ‘Best Book of 2010’ by The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism), said that he believes that “anti-Semitism…

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Palestinian state by Septemeber 2011

by Hossam Ezzedine, AFP Most of the world’s nations will announce recognition of a Palestinian state by September 2011, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said on Sunday. “The majority of the international community will recognise an independent Palestinian state” by September, Malki told a group of Palestinian journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Malki…

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Iran airs 'Mossad assassin's' full confession

by Dudi Cohen, YNetnews.com The Islamic Republic’s official news agency on Thursday aired the full interview it held with the young man who admitted to murdering a nuclear scientist last year. Majid Jamali Fash described at length his visit to Tel Aviv and Herzliya, the training he received at Mossad headquarters and the day of…

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Talks on new Lebanon government to start Monday

by Mariam Karouny, Reuters Lebanese leaders agreed on Thursday to start talks next week on rebuilding a government after Hezbollah walked out of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s coalition, testing political faultlines across the Middle East. Monday’s first meeting will launch a process. But few think a new cabinet likely until compromise is found in the dispute…

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New Palestinian conspiracy theories

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch Blaming Israel, the Jews and America for the Arab world’s problems, is a recurring theme of Palestinian ideology. The latest Palestinian Authority libel accuses Israel of involvement in major international conspiracies to undermine Arab and Muslim countries, from Yemen to Sudan, all in order to…

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Lebanon in crisis: Hizballah quits government, US-French buildup, Israel on standby

DEBKAFILE —  With backing from Tehran, Hizballah and its Christian ally Michel Aoun abruptly quit the Lebanese unity government Wednesday, Jan. 12, in a move that could pave the way for their seizure of power in Beirut. They struck as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s prosecutor Daniel Bellemare prepared to hand over to the pre-trial…

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PM disagrees with claim that Iran won't get bomb until 2015

by Herb Keinon, JPost Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stepped back on Tuesday from former Mossad head Meir Dagan’s appraisal that Iran will not get nuclear weapons until the middle of the decade. These were “only” intelligence assessments and should be seen as such, he said. “I think that intelligence estimates are exactly that, estimates,” Netanyahu…

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Giffords' Judaism noted as alleged attacker's motive

by Nina Amir, Examiner.com A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo reportedly notes that Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish in describing the motives of the Arizona congresswoman’s alleged assailant. The memo, obtained by Fox News Channel, says that Jared Lee Loughner, the man who was arrested, for shooting Giffords,  mentioned American Renaissance, an extremist anti-immigrant group,…

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