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Lapid Calls State Land Declaration 'Opportunism'

"We're after a military operation, there's a sensitive international front before us," added Lapid.

"What was so pressing precisely now to cause more crisis with the Americans?" Lapid's statement refers to deteriorating relations with US President Barack Obama's administration, after Obama cancelled a routine missile shipment to Israel during Operation Protective Edge and ordered greater scrutiny on future shipments.

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