The Israeli government must make some difficult political choices as it prepares to roll out a new phase of its missile defense system, pitting military desires against popular will. The topic is a hot-button issue in Israel, where rocket attacks from Gaza have been on the rise and the threat from ballistic missiles is also advancing. The debate comes as the country—which faces 100,000 ballistic warheads directed against it from Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Iran—is slowly approaching the ...


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