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March 9, 2011 6:41 pm

Netanyahu Looking to Firm Support

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Wall Street Journal – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing opposition within his government to any new offer of territory to the Palestinians, made a rare visit to the Israeli-occupied Jordan Valley and vowed to keep a military presence in that strategic strip of the West Bank.

His tour of army facilities Tuesday was meant to underscore Israel’s fears about popular revolts sweeping the Arab world—the possibility that militants might infiltrate a destabilized Jordan, slip across the Jordan River into a Palestinian-governed West Bank and fire rockets at the Jewish state’s major cities.

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