“There is one scenario in which many thousands, or possibly tens of thousands, begin a march that becomes riots and serious conflicts with the IDF [Israel Defense Forces],” the official said. “The fear is that Israeli-Arabs will also join the riots, leading to internal and external instability at this sensitive time.” Israel also fears theContinue Reading »
A day later, clashes erupted during a visit by Abdullah to southern Jordan where youths reportedly threw stones at security services and the king’s motorcade. Reflecting the seriousness of the incident in a country where lese majeste [offending the dignity of the monarchy] is a crime, the government quickly denied the reports. “The glass barrierContinue Reading »
The first five months of 2011 have seen a 4% increase in tourists staying more than one night over the same period last year, although January-May 2011 have seen a 2% decrease in overall visitors from the record-setting stretch in 2010. Nonetheless, considering the upheaval in Arab nations in the Middle East and how that’sContinue Reading »
Grapel immigrated to Israel from the United States and joined the [Israel Defense Forces] IDF in March 2005. He served as a lone soldier in the Paratroopers’ 101st Battalion and was injured during the Second Lebanon War. One of the man’s acquaintances told Ynet that he is an American who had made aliyah several yearsContinue Reading »
While the mass protests that have shaken the region since the start of the year are usually seen in a national context, the Arab Spring has exposed the fragility of the artificial borders imposed on the Middle East by European powers nearly a century ago. When the dust settles, the map of the New MiddleContinue Reading »
“There are many areas where more natural-sounding voices will have a major impact on the market, such as in interactive games, speech-enabled Web sites and audiobooks,” says Silbert. Today, just 1.2% of all books are recorded. “This could be a multi-billion dollar industry, but you need expressiveness in order to make a book understandable, andContinue Reading »
The indictment against Karim, filed recently with the Beersheba District Court, is comprised of 32 counts including attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, affiliation with an illegal entity, contacting a foreign agent, servicing an illegal entity, conspiracy to violate national security and breaching national security by giving information to an enemy agent; as well asContinue Reading »
Speaking in a press statement on Monday, Amos said she was “deeply concerned” about the violence and called upon the Syrian government to “respect and protect civilians, and to refrain from the use of force against peaceful demonstrators.” The refugee news comes as Syrian troops, backed with tanks and helicopters, have sought to crushContinue Reading »
Inserted into the retina in a 30-minute procedure, Nano Retina’s implant device, about the size of a grain of rice, turns into an artificial retina that melds to the neurons in the eye. It is activated by the wearer using special eyeglasses, transforming natural light into an electrical impulse that stimulates the neurons to sendContinue Reading »
In the process of enriching uranium to 3.5% for electrical use and then to 19.75%, “a majority of the work is already done,” for enriching the nuclear fuel to weapon’s grade, according to Paul Brannan, senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security, a US-based think tank that focuses on nuclear weapons issues.Continue Reading »
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