Netanyahu inspects IDF commando division exercise

As full-time defense minister, PM Binyamin Netanyahu inspected a division-scale IDF commando exercise on Tuesday and told the troops: “The great remedy for anti-Semitism is the state of Israel and the IDF. Once, we were like a leaf in the wind and easy prey for butchers. Today we have the strength to hit back. On the eve of Hanukkah, I say, ‘You are the Maccabees.’”

DEBKAfile: The IDF drill is part of a wide-scale ongoing military exercise by the US, Britain and France for testing the responses of America’s allies to an anticipated pro-Iranian militia campaign of terror against US forces in Syria.

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