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December 26, 2012 5:09 pm

Former IDF Intelligence Chief: ‘Delegitimization’ of Israel a Grave Threat

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Amos Yadlin.

Times of Israel – With the chances of a war breaking out in the coming year relatively low, Israel must face up to the graver strategic threat of “delegitimization” in the international arena, a former IDF military intelligence chief warned on Wednesday.

Amos Yadlin, who now heads the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, explained that Israel’s powerful military deterrence would cause Hezbollah, Syria, and even Iran, to think twice before attacking the country. The proof, he said, was that Hezbollah had not fired a shot since the end of the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

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