Bad, bad and worse – TWTW … ending 2 February, 2013

Shalom all,

It’s been an interesting week, with tank and troop movements to the north, as well as F-16s flying overhead and northward. We are also thankful for the positioning of an Iron Dome anti-missile system in the north, as well as one much closer to home, in Haifa.

The major emphasis these past days was on weapons of mass destruction in Syria, which could fall into the “wrong hands”. The region is becoming more and more unstable, but concerned neighboring countries like Jordan and Turkey are not taking any action. Instead, they allow Israel to take the lead and then condemn her for it. So, what’s new?

“Bad, bad and worse”
The week started with P.M. Netanyahu meeting with a delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives, with whom he discussed his growing concern over developments in Syria. As he put it, the various options and consequences facing Israel were “bad, bad and worse”. Israel continued its diplomatic efforts to inform governments around the world of what could happen if Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal fell into the hands of the rebels fighting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, or even worse, into the hands of the Hizb’allah. If media reports emanating from Lebanon are to be believed, then some of these chemical weapons, including long-range missiles have already reached this terrorist organization, causing Israel’s Defense Department to work overtime. In addition to cooperation with the U.S. regarding this matter, discussions were held with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, over the seriousness of the situation.

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