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        5/21/2013, Sivan 12, 5773

      Steinitz: For Us, the Proper Thing is Assad's Exit

      Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Monday, "The right thing, from our point of view, is that the Iranian axis stop governing in Syria in the person of [President Bashar Al-] Assad," according to a Tuesday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily. Shi'ite Muslim terror group Hizbullah is the third member of axis.

      A number of those present agreed with the assessment of the committee's former chairman, who added, "Israel is making every effort to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to terror organizations."