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        1/19/2014, Shevat 18, 5774

      Yaalon: US Does not Understand Middle East

      Times of Israel reports the American and European policies in the Middle East are misguided, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said over the weekend, asserting that electronic security measures proposed by Washington for the Jordan Valley, as part of a peace framework, are no substitute for Israeli boots on the ground.

      Although he “strongly supports” the use of “technological developments” in Israel’s defense, says Times of Israel, “sensors and drones are no substitute for the physical presence of soldiers,” Ya’alon said Thursday evening in a speech at the Jewish Statesmanship Center in Jerusalem.