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  3/18/2012, Adar 24, 5772

Dichter: Strengthen Iron Dome Ahead of Ground Campaign


Member of Knesset Avi Dichter (Kadima) said, Sunday, that the Iron Dome anti-missile system must be reinforced, ahead of an Israeli ground action in Gaza. Interviewed on Arutz Sheva's Hebrew journal, he said such a campaign could last more than a year and a half.

Regarding the race for the party chairmanship in nine days,  Dichter said he was staying in the race, despite pressure to bow out in favor of fellow challenger Shaul Mofaz. He added that while incumbent Tzipi Livini and Mofaz discuss who would be the better prime ministerial candidate, he would prefer that Kadima join the coalition, explaining that the party's 28-member faction should have more influence.

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