by Peter Lyukimson, Israel. Exclusively for Vestnik KavkazaAn anonymous israeli millionaire plans to buy a Torah manuscript found by Turkish police officers for hundreds of thousands or maybe millions of dollars.The Torah copy is aged about 500 years. The police arrested the four people who brought the copy to an antique shop, suspecting them of theft. It is believed to be a manuscript of Jews fleeing Spain in 1490.
The Iranian authorities are ready to admit IAEA experts to Parchin, but only after the disappearance of regional threats to Iran. "If regional threats to Iran cease to exist, then they (the IAEA staff) will be able to visit the Parchin facility," ILNA quotes Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi. The diplomat did not specify which threats he meant. ILNA believes he may have had in mind the threat of an Israeli air strike on Iranian nuclear facilities or the imposition of new sanctions by Western countries.
The Jerusalem Post published an article devoted to the recently imposed by the EU new sanctions against Iran. "Rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program," the article begins. "The toughest EU measures yet, they include bans on financial transactions, sales to Iran of shipping equipment and steel, and imports of Iranian natural gas, adding to earlier bans, including on the OPEC producer's oil," the article reads.
"While some have wondered what the world might look like if Iran gets nuclear weapons, the reality is that the hundreds of rockets Hamas terrorists fired at Israel during Operation Pillar of Defense have already given us a preview," the article published recently by the Jerusalem Post reads. "Although the ideology of Hamas has its origins in Egypt, the rockets fired at Israeli cities were made in Iran. Given the tremendous suffering caused by Iran, it is time to connect the dots between the regime, terrorism and its pursuit of nuclear weapons. And it is time to take action. Now."
The Russian parliament is preparing a bill to have military enlistment offices send draft notices to all females aged 18, Izvestia reports.The notices will not oblige females to visit the offices, as explained by Tatyana Moskalkova (United Russia Party), deputy head of the parliamentary committee for CIS affairs.Legislators remind about Israeli experience where conscription is obligatory for all genders.