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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Mofaz meets Rumsfeld

Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz puts his arm around Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 during a visit
to the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Jerusalem Post: Following a meeting between Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Mofaz told Israeli Radio Tuesday morning that Israel will attack Syria once again if it continues aiding terrorism.

The two discussed the planned route of the Israeli – PA security fence, and other security concerns such as Syria and Iran. Mofaz stressed that the combination of non-conventional weapons, extremist governments and terror is a threat to the entire world.

Mofaz also told Israeli Radio that the level of security cooperation between the two countries will be raised and that he had reiterated his intent to not dismantle for now any more settlements.

Mofaz is expected to meet Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday, and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice on Thursday.