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Israeli think tank warns of increased possibility of flare-up in north

In a report presented to President Isaac Herzog, the Institute for National Security Studies think tank warns that Iran’s nuclear program is “the most serious threat that Israel faces.”

It also says Iran is capitalizing on instability in Lebanon and Syria to “deepen its involvement and build a ‘war machine’ which is increasingly based on [acquiring] precise attack capabilities [to strike] deep into the Israeli heartland.”

“Despite the mutual deterrence between Israel and Hezbollah, there is increased potential” for an escalation in hostilities in the north, it warns.

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