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Science & Technology, Israel


Israel admitted Sunday that it uses cyberspace to attack its enemies, DPA reported.

The confession came in a statement on the Israeli military's website.

The website said it was "for the first time" revealing a document recently written by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Operations Department, detailing the goals and methods of its cyberwarfare.

"The IDF has been engaged in cyberactivity consistently and relentlessly," said the statement.

It said it had been using cyberspace for intelligence gathering and "will" also use it "to execute attacks" and "clandestine" operations.


Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee said the baseless claims of Israel about the nature of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities is just another attempt by it to deviate the international public opinion from secret expansion of its nuclear arsenal.


Israel plans to launch a spy satellite, which will double the resolution of its images, keeping a close watch on Iran, Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday.

It said the satellite, built by Israeli Elbit company, would be able to take high resolution images from an altitude of 600 kilometers (360 miles).

The main task would be to monitor Iran's controversial nuclear sites and its possible weapon shipments to Hizbullah, according to the report.

In January, 2008, Israel launched a powerful spy satellite to keep watch on Iran.


The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Daniel Shechtman from the Israeli Institute of Technology in Haifa, for the discovery of quasicrystals, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday, DPA reportred.