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STRIKING DISTANCE Israel to Test Missiles Jack Guez, AFP / Getty Images

Israel to Test Missiles

Israel has announced that it plans to test the advanced Arrow 3 missile system in coming weeks, adding to speculation about future conflict with Iran as President Barack Obama prepares to receive Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu declared that Israel reserved “the right to defend ourselves against a country that calls and works for our destruction.” All eyes in Israel are on Iran’s developing nuclear program, and conjecture that Israel may stage a preemptive strike on Iran’s facilities has increased. Whether or not America will be on board for military action will likely be a top issue at the meeting. Netanyahu was meeting Friday with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

March 2, 2012 1:02 PM