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  4/22/2013, Iyar 12, 5773

Ya'alon and Hagel in Helicopter Flyover across Israel


Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon gave US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel a guided tour of Israel's northern Golan heights border with Syria via helicopter Monday. The two observed Syrian rebel forces, and Ya'alon described how strategically essential our control of the Golan heights is for ongoing security, "In the past, Israel was subjected to Syrian sniper and artillery fire."

They also flew over the Lebanese border before sightseeing various national landmarks and reserves, followed by an aerial tour of Jerusalem.