Israel Political Brief March 3, 2013: Israel’s finance minister Yuval Steinitz worries about sequestration effects

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Israel’s finance chief worries about sequestration effects

Source: JTA, 3-3-13

Israel’s finance minister expressed concern that U.S. financial difficulties would affect Israel’s economy…READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief November 19, 2012: Doron Weiss, Ex-Shin Bet Deputy Head: Intelligence Expert: Ground Move Required

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Intelligence Expert: Ground Move Required

Ex-Shin Bet Deputy Head says Hamas was caught off balance by IDF attack.
Source: INN, 11-19-12

The former Deputy Head of the Shin Bet intelligence agency supports a ground maneuver by the IDF in Gaza, to follow the air campaign that has been going on for five days.

“Hamas’ people made several meaningful errors in the past few days,” Doron Weiss told Arutz Sheva. “The behavior of [Ahmed] Jaabari, who did not hide and did not take into account the threat to his life, was one such mistake,” he explained.

“The operation will end with an agreement vis-à-vis Hamas regarding a ‘lull’,” he said, “but reaching such an agreement requires that Hamas be brought to a situation in which it understands that it has no choice….READ MORE

Israel Brief November 19, 2012: Ben Gurion flight paths rerouted due to Iron Dome

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Ben Gurion flight paths rerouted due to Iron Dome

Source: JTA, 11-19-12

The flight path of planes arriving at and departing from Ben Gurion Airport have been rerouted from regular takeoff and landing paths to protect them from Iron Dome….READ MORE

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