Assad's father kept distance from hezbollah and hamas but syria's assad bragged how after sharon was elected he gave hezbollah long range rockets and built up their bunkers and they planned the killings on the border. Syria also hosts islamic jihad and praised their suicide bombings and syria also went to sudan to praise their leader because he helps with the weapons flow from iran to gaza. Syria also allowed iran to bring in weapons from iran through turkey to syria to hezbollah and also fly into syria to hezbollah.
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
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