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Israeli lab produces world’s first animal-free steak

he first meat-free steak grown in a lab has been produced in Israel, but its creators say it needs a bit more development on the taste.
 
The steak was produced out of several cell types grown on a scaffold by Aleph Farms and has a muscle-like texture similar to conventional meat. However, it will need at least three to five years to go on sale in markets, according to Didier Toubia, co-founder and chief executive of the company.
 
 

Israel officially admits striking ‘Syrian nuclear reactor’ in 2007

Israel Defense Forces have shared details of an airstrike that destroyed an alleged nuclear reactor under construction in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor back in 2007, for the first time officially acknowledging carrying out the secret raid. 
 
 

Israel boycotts U.N. human rights council, first ever country to do so

By Al Arabiya | 30 Jan 2013

Israel has boycotted a review by the U.N.’s human rights council, the first time any country has done so reported the BBC on Wednesday.

The council decided last year to investigate Jewish settlements in the West Bank, this prompted Israel to announce it would no longer cooperate with the body.

 

Most Israelis disagree with Netanyahu on Iran: Poll

Source : Presstv / 14 Jan 2013

Despite the rhetoric by Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu to sensationalize the Western dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program, a recent survey shows that the majority of Israelis believe the issue of economy, not Iran, is the most critical issue they face.

According to a poll conducted by the Times of Israel, 43 percent of the respondents consider economic issues as the most important issue in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Israel.

 

US Escalation Against Iran Would Carry High Cost for Global Economy

By Jasmin Ramsey | IPS | 19 Nov 2012

The world economy would bear substantial costs if the United States took steps to significantly escalate the conflict with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, according to the findings of a Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) special report released here Friday.

 

Israel Ranked World’s Most Militarized Nation

By Jim Lobe | IPS | 15 Nov 2012

Israel tops the list of the world’s most militarised nations, according to the latest Global Militarisation Index released Tuesday by the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC).

 

Why would Israel bomb Sudan? Theories cite Iran, Hamas, even the U.S.

By Max Fisher | Washington Post | 30 Oct 2012

A military factory in Sudan was destroyed in a mysterious explosion last week, killing two, which the Sudanese government quickly blamed on an Israeli airstrike. It would not have been the first such strike, although Israeli officials did not comment on the explosion. Sudan is thought to provide a conduit for Iranian arms shipments through Egypt to Gaza, where Hamas and other anti-Israeli groups operate.

 

'What About Israel's Nuclear Weapons?'

Source : Agencies | 03 Aug 2012

At the end of another week of agency reports, ratcheted-up rhetoric, claims and counter-claims between named (and unnamed) Israeli officials, Iranian leaders, the UN, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the progress, existence, or intention of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, the Washington Post's ombudsman Patrick Pexton took to his paper's pages to ask the question so consistently missing from the Middle East/nuclear weapons equation as its discussed in the United States: 'What about Israel's nuclear weapons?'

 

Israel Disses U.S. While Seeking ‘bi-lateral alliance’ with Russia

By Franklin Lamb | Foreign Policy Journal | 09 Jul 2012

Two interpretations by the participants themselves, of what significant international meetings achieved, the first on June 25 and the second five days later, remind us about subjectivity in the eyes of the beholders.

 

Flame: Israel’s newest contribution to the world

Source: Richardsilverstein.com | 14 Jun 2012

The country that brought us Iranian nuclear assassinations, explosions at Iran missile bases, and Stuxnet, is at it again. A computer virus called Flame, is spreading among computers in the Middle East, according to an article by an expert at Kaspersky Labs:

 
 

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