Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  5/16/2013, Sivan 7, 5773

Surprise Visit by CIA Chief


Director John Brennan of the United States Central Intelligence Agency arrived in Israel, Thursday, for a quick surprise visit, according to Channel 10 Television. Brennan met with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon at the Ministry's Kirya headquarters in Tel Aviv, updating each other on the Syrian civil war and concerns about the use of chemical weapons. Ya'alon made it clear that if the smuggling of weapons from Syria to Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon continues, Israel will continue attacks against targets in Syria.

The meeting came as Fox News broadcast pictures that show, they claimed, Israeli soldiers operating in Syrian territory or, as they put it, Israeli soldiers with military equipment on their backs, returning from operations in Syria.