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        6/12/2013, Tammuz 4, 5773

      Yaalon: We Cannot Yet Beat Our Swords into Plowshares


      Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon called for eternal vigilance during a ceremony for fallen Nahal Brigade soldiers. "We must be prepared to confront any danger, threat or difficulty," he stated at the memorial service in Pardes Hannah. "Unfortunately, we can not yet give up the sword, or beat our swords into plowshares," he added, invoking the Biblical prophesy. "Heavy fog covers the sky of the Middle East in these days," he warned, "and the echoes of the civil war in Syria reach our territory while and terrorist organizations armed from head to toe are on our northern and southern borders," Yaalon said.