RADIOACTIVE DECAY OF POLONIUM 210 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Looneytoonsindvile
    • 04.07.12 | 15:19 (IDT)

    There have been about 21 half-lives that have gone by since the alleged Po-210 poisoning occurred. After 10 half-lives, scientists generally consider that the isotope no longer exists. Since Po-210 decays to Pb-206 (that is a form of lead), the investigation would be looking for elevated levels of lead in the remains. It will be interesting to see if this pans out. I recall a Russian FSB agent who defected to England and worked for MI5 or MI6 who was killed by Po-210 poisoning in 2006 - Alexander Litvinenko. If Arafat succumbed to the same poison 2 years earlier, then the finger may point to the Russians!

    from the article: Palestinian Authority agrees to exhume Arafat's body over new poison claims
    First published 13:43 04.07.12 | Last updated 13:43 04.07.12
Haaretz Headlines
Near the West Bank shooting attack that wounded four people, June 29, 2015.

Israeli lightly hurt in West Bank shooting

IDF investigating report; late Saturday, Israeli soldier lightly wounded after being hit by a car outside a military outpost in the West Bank.

Gal Hirsch.

FBI gave police intel on Gal Hirsch in 2013

AG set to examine materials concerning two defense deals by prospective police chief and former IDF commander.

A Palestinian farmer in the Jordan Valley.

Settlers to be removed from private Palestinian land

High Court ruled against Jordan Valley settlers farming over 5,000 dunams of private land since the 1990s.

Protesters hold signs reading 'Prostitution is rape,' and 'Brothel = rape facility.'

The silent call for help of Israeli prostitutes

Addressing prostitution requires more than the passage of a law. The need to do so became painfully clear in the wake of the suicide of a Tel Aviv prostitute earlier this month.