To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Iran may be able to begin producing weapons-grade plutonium by next summer at a separate nuclear facility, a development that surprised nuclear officials but might also provide an easier target for a potential attack on the Iranian nuclear program.
“It really crept up on us,” an official at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Vienna headquarters told the Wall Street Journal.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Iran has made significant progress on the construction of a heavy water nuclear reactor that was started in 2004 in Arak in northwestern Iran. The reactor under construction is capable of producing uranium fuel. The “spent fuel” resulting from the process of a nuclear reaction contains small amounts of plutonium, which can be used for a nuclear bomb. Other countries such as North Korea, Pakistan and India have produced bombs from plutonium.
U.S. and United Nations officials believe that the Arak facility might be able to produce two plutonium bombs per year.
But according to analysts, the Arak facility may be an easier target for Israel or the U.S. since it is not underground, like Iran’s other facilities in Qom and Natanz.
“There’s no question that the reactor and its heavy water are more vulnerable targets than the enrichment plants,” Gary Samore, who served as President Barack Obama’s top adviser on nuclear issues during his first term, told the Wall Street Journal.
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The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.
Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.
Over 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect hair for the Zichron Menachem Cancer Support in Israel in partnership with Pantene Products Israel.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
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Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.
The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.
The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.
The IDF says it will change its policies on soldiers who grow beards for religious reasons.
The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.
The Kinneret rose 3.5 centimeters overnight due to the heavy rainstorm that hit the country.
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The legislation targets the free daily Israel Hayom, the country’s top-read print newspaper for more than four years.
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Dr. Eli Harari will receive the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
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The high-speed rail line has cost around $1.9 billion and is expected to carry passengers between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in only 28 minutes.
“The truth will come to light… truth will come to light.” – Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice
Letter of protest charges SJP with “harassing and intimidating Jewish students.”
Three Syrian children wounded Saturday night in a lethal mortar shell attack in a courtyard where they were playing were brought to the Rebecca Sieff (Ziv) Hospital in Safed (Tsfat) for medical treatment. A 7-year-old boy was in serious condition with chest wounds and a broken hand; a 10-year-old boy was also in serious condition […]
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