During the last two weeks Iran and Ahmedenijad disappeared from the media. What happened? Apparently, Iran accepted the American offer of buying highly concentrated fissible material from Russia, or to send its uranium to be refined here. It accepted full inspection by international atomic energy agencies. Is this the end of the Iranian atomic weapon? I dont know, it is too good to be true.
Another interesting thing is the absolute silence of the Israeli media about Ahmedenijad's origin. All the do is to translate and publish The Guardian's note on the subject. If anyone knows if Ahmedenijad's family was Jewish is Israel. I have two Persian families in my building, and Kever Benjamin City's main street is full of Persian shops. Just now the downstair family is having their Kabbalat Shabat dinner, and their prayers and table talk sounds exactly as Ahmedenijad. No one says anything. Israel's official position in this cases is no comment, silence.
In the current elections in Ucraine, the candidate for the presidency in Ukraine elections in January 2010, Arseny Petrovich Yatsenyuk, is "a Jew". Of course, in antisemitic Ucraine this is a very strong slander and he is denying it. On the other hand, the local Chabad movement (the "Vodka Jews") is accusing him of moral cowardice, for hiding instead proclaiming publicly his Jewish origin. I have no idea if he is or not, but in the intellectual desert of Ucraine, any good economist (such as the candidate) must necessarily be suspected of having a Jewish head. Israeli bloggers from Russian origin all agree he must be a Jew and that he should make aliya instead of being a politician in a land of savages.