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IDF, Israel CEOs Start Haitian Orphanage for Israelis Wanting to Adopt
Emergency humanitarian aid group Israel Flying Aid and Orange Israel Telecommunications
annouced that they would establish an orphanage to accommodate more than 200 children in
At least 70 children will be taken in immediately. To assist the project, the Israel
Defense Forces will create infrastructure for fresh running drinking water, an electric
generator, tents, and primary medical supplies.
Secret Report: Iran will Have Nuclear Bomb This Year
A secret intelligence dossier currently being reviewed by US, Israeli, German, and
Austrian governments reveals secret Iranian tests and hierarchies of power dedicated to
the successful development of a nuclear bomb, and predicts that Iran would have a
primitive nuclear bomb by year's end.
According to the classified document featured in an exposé by Germany's Der
Spiegel magazine, Iran is well on its way toward obtaining its first nuclear bomb. The
country's nuclear research program, it turns out, has a military wing answering to the
Defense Ministry which the West was not aware of until now.
Der Spiegel explained the structure of Iranian nuclear establishment at length. Iran's
new Minister of Science, Research, and Technology, Kamran Daneshjoo, 52, is in charge of
the country's nuclear energy agency. A close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
Daneshjoo was educated in Manchester, England. He worked for some time at Tehran's "Center
for Aviation Technology", which later developed into FEDAT, the "Department for Expanded
High-Technology Applications". FEDAT ultimately became what the German paper calls "the
secret heart of Iran's nuclear weapons program", answering directly to the Defense
FEDAT is currently run by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 48, a professor at Tehran's Imam Hussein
University and officer in the Revolutionary Guard. Western intelligence agencies say FEDAT
and the Ministry of Science are working together to create the bomb. They also believe
that a primitive nuclear weapon the size of a truck will be completed this year.
Two to four years after that, the bomb will be compressed to a size capable of fitting
into a nuclear warhead and being launched at Israel. Iran is believed to have conducted
successful tests of a nuclear detonating device six years ago.
Despite the severity of the situation, the international community is still undecided
on sanctions of Iran. China is considered likely to try to block sanctions, as it
currently holds billions of dollars in energy deals with the country.
A military option may prove difficult, according to military experts, because many of
the Iranian nuclear installations are deep underground.
The report will likely cause the US government to raise its alarm level from yellow to
red, according to Der Spiegel. "Skeptics who in the past, sometimes justifiably so,
treated alarmist reports as Israeli propaganda, are also extremely worried," including
IAEA officials, said the magazine. The report also says, somewhat cryptically, that a
laptop computer passed on to the IAEA by way of German and American intelligence agencies
contained highly volatile material.
Fears of a nuclear Iran have been compounded by information provided by Iran's former
deputy defense minister, Ali Reza Asgari, and nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, both of
whom defected to the United States and were given new identities.
Iran has consistently stated that its nuclear program is for the peaceful provision of
nuclear energy to the country's citizenry.
In October, the IAEA presented a plan to Iran which had been developed by the US
government. Under the plan, Iran would send 70% of its low-enriched uranium abroad. A
year later, the uranium would be exchanged for fuel rods, a potent form of nuclear fuel
which is very difficult to enrich for military purposes.
The plan would have provided sufficient fuel for a nuclear energy program and to fuel
the reactor for scientific experiments. At the same time, the world would have been
assured that Iran truly had no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
On January 19, Tehran offered a "counter-proposal," effectively rejecting the IAEA plan
and casting off illusions of a compromise with the West.
Polish Bishop: Holocaust a 'Jewish Invention'
Retired Polish bishop Tadeusz Pieronek accused Jews of exploiting the Holocaust for
propaganda purposes in remarks that appeared Monday on a Rome-based traditionalist Roman
"While it is undeniable that most of those who died in the concentration camps were
Jews, there were also gypsies, Poles, Italians and Catholics on the list," Pieronek wrote
on the website pontifex.roma.it. "There were lots of Poles, but this truth is often
ignored today," added Pieronek, 75.
"The Holocaust as such is a Jewish invention," said the former spokesman of Poland's
Bishops Conference. The Shoah is "used as a propaganda weapon and to obtain advantages
that are often unjustified," he charged.
Pieronek, who was a friend of the late Polish pope John Paul II, added: "You could
speak just as forcefully and establish a day of remembrance for the many victims of
communism, persecuted Catholics and Christians and so on."
Accusing Jews of "intolerable arrogance," he said they "enjoy good press because they
are supported by powerful financial means, enormous power and the unconditional backing of
the United States."
Pieronek also criticized Israel for building a separation wall between its territory
and the West Bank, which he called "a colossal injustice against the Palestinians, who are
treated like animals and whose (basic) rights are violated, to say the least."
Calling for a day honoring the Palestinians, Pieronek lamented that "with the
connivance of international lobbies, we don't talk about these things much."
January 27 (International Holocaust Memorial Day) marks the liberation of the Auschwitz
death camp in German-occupied Poland in 1945. "Of course all this does not deny the shame
of the concentration camps and the aberrations of Nazism," Pieronek said.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited Yad Vashem on the eve of International
Holocaust Memorial Day Monday. During his speech at the memorial, the prime minister
addressed threats coming from Iran:
"Today there are new Judaism haters with new reasons to destroy the Jewish people. This
is a test for humanity, and we will see in the coming weeks how the international
community will stop the evil before it spreads. The evil is spreading and hurting innocent
people. Large things must be stopped while they are still small. There is still denial,
and lies are still being spread in the world," said the prime minister.
"There is an evil that can spread, and it is threatening the security of the Jews,"
Netanyahu warned. "We know that it just starts with the Jews and then continues on to the
rest of the world. There are new Judaism haters who have a new reason to destroy the
Jewish state. This is our concern."
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