The Ofek 10 launch served as a reminder that the Netanyahu government is not succumbing to international inaction with regard to the Islamic Republic and its proxies.

After Secretary of State John Kerry’s anti-Israel “poof speech” last Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – and the subsequent suggestion last Thursday by his spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, that progress was being made in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians (a euphemism for additional, unreciprocated Israeli concessions) – it was a huge relief to be treated to some good news.

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Date: Apr. 16, 2014