November 24, 2012

Could Science Foster a Lasting Peace for Israel?

Jeffrey Marlow, Wired

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As a cease-fire continues to hold the renewed conflict between Israel and Hamas at bay, many are reflecting on how the latest round of violence affects the constantly simmering tensions in the Middle East.  One game-changing development was Israel’s remarkable Iron Dome missile shield, which made its major-combat debut and proved to be a technological wunderkind.  Time reports that of the 300 Hamas-fired missiles that were deemed a threat by the tracking system, about 90% were effectively neutralized.

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TAGGED: Science, Diplomatic Solution, Middle East, Israel


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