Mofaz: Israel can't afford destabilizing weapons in the region

Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz on Friday talked tough on Syria's reported readiness to place Russian missile batteries on its soil, saying only a resolute and tough stance would deter Israel's enemies. "Syria and [other nations in the region] continue to allow themselves to act in ways that directly threaten Israel," Mofaz said. "Israel can't afford to allow destabilizing weapons to be brought into the region."