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2011-12-02 02:03:47

Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews, 64 percent, favor establishing a nuclear free zone in the Middle East - even when it was spelled out that this would mean both Israel and Iran would have to forego nuclear weapons - finds a new University of Maryland poll. The research is a joint project of the Anwar Sadat Chair at the University of Maryland and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). Pressure for such a nuclear free zone has grown with the potential for Iran acquiring a...

2010-07-27 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Streaming downloadable video and audio from the conference "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future" is now available from PULSE Media and the Internet Archive: http://pulsemedia.org/2010/07/14/israels-nuclear-arsenal-espionage-opacity-and-future/ High-definition video of this panel discussion was recorded at the International Spy Museum in downtown Washington, DC on July 7, 2010. Three panelists and moderator Jeffrey...

2009-03-09 08:51:29

Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel say they have developed a way to declaw nuclear fuel, ensuring only peaceful plutonium use. The engineers said their technique denatures plutonium created in large nuclear reactors, making it unsuitable for use in nuclear arms. They said that by adding Americium, a form of the basic synthetic element found in commercial smoke detectors and industrial gauges, plutonium can only be used for peaceful purposes. Professor Yigal Ronen,...

2008-08-20 12:00:47

By YAAKOV LAPPIN Iran's announcement Sunday that it sent a rocket into space does not signify an increased threat to Israel, a former senior defense industry official and missile expert told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Israel is already within range of the Shihab-3 missile (1,300 kilometers), which is operational, the source said, while a new Shihab-type missile was being developed with a 2,000-kilometer range. From Israel's standpoint, once it came within range of the...

2008-06-16 18:00:09

At 1815gmt, Iranian TV's network two started to broadcast its nightly studio roundtable. A recording of a Press TV roundtable discussion with EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana was broadcast. The conversation was in English with Farsi voice-over. Javier Solana was asked to comment about the package of incentives which he had brought to Iran. He described the new proposal as very "generous". Asked to comment on what has been offered in the package, he said that the package wanted to...

2006-05-23 16:50:01

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel has speeded up efforts to develop long-range cruise missiles of a type that could be used should the Jewish state try to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, security sources said on Tuesday. Israel sent warplanes to destroy Iraq's main atomic reactor at Osiraq in 1981 and has not ruled out similar action to prevent its arch-foe from getting the bomb should U.S.-led diplomatic pressure on Tehran fail. The greater ranges to Iran's nuclear...

2006-04-27 03:14:40

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Iran has received a first shipment of missiles from North Korea that are capable of reaching Europe, Israel's military intelligence chief was quoted on Thursday as saying. Known in the West as BM-25s, the Russian-designed missiles have a range of around 1,500 miles, giving them a longer reach than the Iranian-made Shihab-4 missiles which are capable of hitting Israel. The intelligence chief, Major-General Amos Yadlin, was quoted by Israel's Haaretz newspaper as...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.