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the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


in their own little world

1. survey: Israel best country for Israelis

The majority of Israeli citizens believe that the Jewish State is the best place to live in the world, according to the annual Social Strength Index released Sunday evening to coincide with the opening of the Sderot Conference for Society on Tuesday.

Conducted last week using a sample of some 500 Israeli adults, 68 percent responded that Israel was the best country in the world to live. Even though this was a fall of 10% over last year's response to the same question, more than half of the public (53%) said they believed that the state would protect them and their families if there were security threats to the country.

In fact, security came up as the most important issue among those questioned for the survey, a change over the past three years where poverty and socio-economic problems dominated the answers. Some 62% of respondents said they were proud of Israel and its achievements in terms of state security.

Aside from the public's positive attitudes, the Index also quizzed respondents on what aspects of society were most worrying. An overwhelming 81% of those questioned said that Israeli society's biggest problem was the growth in violence, a rise from 73% in last year's survey.

In addition, 80% said political corruption was most disturbing, compared 79% in 2008; while 79% cited poverty and socio-economic issues as the biggest problem facing the country, up from 61% last year.

source: jpost

2. Tel Aviv luxury project sales reach NIS 1.1b

The Sarona project will comprise three high-rises, above commercial space. About 150 apartments will have five rooms and about 150 will have four rooms, along with 24 penthouses and mini-penthouses. A glance at the sale prices shows how hot the Tel Aviv residential high-rise market is: the average price for a five-room apartment is NIS 3.65 million; the average price for a four-room apartment is NIS 2.9 million; and penthouses sold for NIS 8.5-15 million.

Gindi Holdings co-CEO Avi Gindi said, "Completion of sales for such a large project within such a short time is an unprecedented success in the Israeli residential real estate market." He added that the company was in negotiations for the sale of the Sarona's commercial and office space.

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