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2nd Lebanon War victims take legal action against North Korea

Posted in 2006 Lebanon War, Arab-Israeli Wars by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009

Thirty Israelis wounded during the Second Lebanon War from rockets fired by Hizbullah have filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the North Korean government, the prosecution announced Friday.

The complainants in the 100-million-dollar case, also filed against Hizbullah, said that North Korea supported the Shi’ite terrorist organization by providing it with training and territory on which to store the Katyusha rockets used against Israeli citizens.

It marks the first time victims of Hizbullah attacks are taking legal action against North Korean leadership.

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Amos Harel: What North Korea’s missile means for Israel and Iran

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs, Israel and Iran, Opinion Pieces by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

Obama has already committed to this dialogue, regardless of developments with North Korea. But if he is soft with Pyongyang – if the Iranians get the impression that the new president is not hard enough or experienced enough as a negotiator – Tehran could reach troubling conclusions.

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US army: Israel has 200 to 400 nuclear warheads

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of its own nuclear arsenal, but page 37 of the US Joint Forces Command report recognizes the fact, putting it in the same group as Pakistan, India, China, North Korea, Russia, along with an “emerging Iran,” Taiwan, and Japan having “the capability to develop nuclear weapons quickly.”

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