Israel to Rethink Defense Needs in Wake of Arab Spring

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Ill winds blowing through the Arab Spring will force Israel to rethink its overall security needs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated at the cabinet meeting on Sunday. "There was a lot of talk about where the Arab Spring was going," one government source said. "It appears now that it is not going in a good direction." Noted the source, who was in the cabinet meeting, "There were elections in Tunisia, and the Islamists won. There were elections in Morocco over the weekend, and the Islamists won. People here are very concerned about Egypt. It looks now as if the revolution is going in a certain direction. Wherever the Arabs vote, the Islamists are winning."

2011-11-28 00:00:00

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