February 1, 2013

Why the Attack on Syria Suits Netanyahu

Ben Caspit, Jerusalem Post

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Netanyahu, a prime minister who is much more cautious than his predecessor, hates gambles and is afraid of entanglements, faces a weekend of perspiration. Still, it is nice to see that he drew a red line and acted when it was crossed. By the way, it also suits his current agenda.

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TAGGED: Yair Lapid, Benjamin Netanyahu, Middle East, Syria, Israel


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