Defense minister sees Syria splitting into separate enclaves representing the main groups active in the fighting.
Ben-Gal, credited with playing a key role in Israel's victory over Syria in 1973, was 'one of the few who, by virtue of their actions, shaped the IDF, the armored corps and our combat doctrine,' Defense Minister Ya'alon says.
Earlier, a Palestinian woman shot dead after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron.
Five years ago, they were too poor to hire a full-time rabbi. But Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews has breathed new life into the Jewish Community of Porto.