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The IDF, AIPAC and Syria

Should AIPAC be lobbying for a US strike on Syria?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) walks from the stage after speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington March 5, 2012.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2YWDV
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“Much of our power is not necessarily connected to military might, but to wisdom and reason,” thus said the head of the Defense Ministry's Diplomatic-Security Division, Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, this week (Sunday, Sept. 8). Gilad’s nickname in Israel for the past two decades has been “Mr. Intelligence.”

Gilad made this statement at a conference on terror that took place in Herzliya. He noted that, “Israel must not intervene in what is happening in Syria. If we intervene, it will grant longevity to [Bashar al-]Assad’s regime and unite the rest around him.”

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