Daybreak: Stuxnet Strikes!
Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news
• Iran’s nuclear program has been temporarily shut down due to rare and unexpected centrifuge problems. The Stuxnet computer worm, for which Israel is suspected, is suspected. [WP]
• The Knesset passed a law, supported by Prime Minister Netanyahu, requiring a referendum before Israel cedes land it annexed, which means East Jerusalem and the Golan. It will make it more difficult for Israel to negotiate land swaps involving those territories. [NYT]
• Iran’s parliament made moves to impeach President Ahmadinejad; the grand ayatollah stopped them. But clearly there are some legitimacy problems and general dissatisfaction. [WSJ]
• More than 40 Saudi-sponsored part-time schools in Britain are programmatically teaching anti-Semitism and homophobia, a BBC documentary revealed. [NYT]
• Israel honored its 3,000,001st tourist of the year (a record). Perhaps inevitably, he is a pastor leading a Christian evangelical tour from Brazil. [JTA/Jewish Journal]