The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of February 16
The story behind Stuxnet, Netanyahu in Berlin, news on Ron Arad and more.
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1. "Zero Days," Alex Gibney’s film premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, explores the joint US-Israeli operation to develop the Stuxnet virus and sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.Read more: Exclusive: Israel’s rash behavior blew operation to sabotage Iran’s computers, US officials say2. Merkel said that she discussed with Netanyahu possible future steps. Though acknowledging that “this is not the time for progress,” she said it is possible to “improve things in certain areas,” and said that Germany in particular would help in areas of economic development.Read more: Netanyahu in Berlin calls French plan ‘surprising’ as Merkel puts brakes on diplomatic efforts3. In an interview with Palestinian Authority TV earlier this month, Palestinian Authority envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khreisheh posited that Jews are not indigenous to the land of Israel, and their presence today is a product of years-long colonization.Read more: Senior Palestinian official calls on Jews to 'return to country of origin'4.William Booth released from custody after questioned for ‘incitement’ while reporting near scene of multiple terrorist attack. "He said it was just a misunderstanding," says colleague.Read more: Washington Post’s bureau chief briefly detained by police outside Jerusalem’s Old City5. According to 'Al-Akhbar', former Hezbollah defense chief Imad Mughniyeh wanted to find information on Arad to use in a potential prisoner swap.Read more: Report: Hezbollah found missing Israeli navigator Ron Arad's personal items