World Jewry is expected to contribute about $344 million to rehabilitating Israel’s northern towns and cities. The money, according to an Israeli government plan announced Sunday, would contribute to the overall cost of repairing damage and providing assistance to northern residents, estimated at about $1 billion.
The Gaza Strip could turn into another Lebanon, Israel’s spy chief warned. Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin was quoted Sunday by Yediot Achronot’s Web site, as telling a government meeting that “The intensification of terror sources in Gaza is a strategic problem which, if not treated properly, will result in a reality like in Lebanon.”
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