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November 21, 2006
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Natan Sharansky officially quit the Israeli Parliament. The Soviet refusenik-turned-Likud lawmaker, who announced his intentions last month, tendered his resignation and was given a farewell ceremony in the Knesset on Monday.

Israel reportedly informed the United States that Iran has acquired a detonator for nuclear bombs. Israel gave the information, gleaned from agents in Iran, to U.S. officials in recent talks, according to the latest edition of The New Yorker. But the report cites skepticism on the information among American intelligence agencies because it could not be corroborated.

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