Assad Knocks Israeli Aggression

    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photograph, an Israeli F-16 jet fighter flies near the city of Ashdod, Israel. An Israeli air attack reportedly staged in Syria this week may be a sign of things to come. Israeli military officials appear to have concluded that the risks in attacking Syria are worth taking when compared to the dangers of allowing sophisticated weapons to reach Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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    Given all that’s happened, this is a fairly level-headed response. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Israel was trying to “destabilize” his country. It’s the first comments from the embattled leader after Israel reportedly delivered an airstrike in Syria. The target was a weapons convoy heading to Lebanon. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak hinted that his nation was behind it. Assad went on to say that Israel’s role of sabotaging Syria with “foreign enemies” had been unmasked.

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