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  • Shas spiritual leader may have paved way for attack on Iran

    Last week, Benjamin Netanyahu sent National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror to the spiritual leader of Shas, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Apparently, this was done to convince the rabbi of the need to attack Iran. According to Haaretz political analyst Yossi Verter, Shas ministers Eli Yishai and Ariel Attias, “both members of the security cabinet, are thought to be opposed to an Iran attack.” Verter continues: There are 14 ministers in the security cabinet; eight of them in the above-mentioned octet (the forum of eight - A.K.). At the moment, two are definitely in favor of an Iran attack: Netanyahu and…

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  • Minister exemplifies how Israel makes a laughingstock of U.S.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promise yesterday to build 851 more housing units in the West Bank got the Americans "angry," as usual: "The US position on Israeli settlements is clear – we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. We also oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts," the official said. Yada, yada, yada. Been there, heard that. If I had a buck for every time a State Department official condemned settlement activity, I'd have more than Warren Buffet. And guess what? Israeli officials don't even bother to hide how they take America for a dupe. Here's what…

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