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  6/28/2013, Tammuz 20, 5773

Report: Amidror Quit due to Conflict with Steinitz


National Security Advisor Ya'akov Amidror decided to resign because of a conflict with Minister Yuval Steinitz, according to a Friday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily. The dispute started after Steinitz demanded an increase in the authority of his ministries of Intelligence and Strategic Affairs, which are not set in law.

Amidror claimed that Steinitz was sabotaging the work of the National Security Council, which is supposed to be the body which examines Israel's broad strategic picture and presents its recommendations directly to the prime minister and the security-diplomatic cabinet.