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July 12, 2006
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Israel is in talks to buy a U.S.-made laser to shoot down Palestinian rockets. Security sources said Tuesday that Defense Minister Amir Peretz, under pressure to stem rocket salvoes from the Gaza Strip, has voiced interest in the Skyguard system designed by Northrop Grumman.

A newly released volume of letters by Albert Einstein offers a glimpse into the iconic scientist’s racy private life. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which is entrusted with Einstein’s legacy, on Monday displayed approximately half of some 1,400 previously archived letters in which the German-Jewish physicist discusses a half-dozen extramarital affairs.

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