Settlements-Iran Linkage Reflects Mideast ShiftsNovember 13, 2013 18:04 by Pesach Benson
Rest O’ the Roundup
• Reuters continues its in-depth look at Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s $95 billion business empire, Setad. In part 2, Reuters looks at how Setad grew so fast with holdings in so many different areas of the Iranian economy.
The business empire controlled by Iran’s supreme leader had grown so large that it now owned companies whose products Khamenei opposes. That expansion was the direct result of a legal strategy that came from the very top.
In case you missed it, here’s part 1.
• Amos Harel assesses what Hezbollah has learned from Syria and how it can threaten Israel in the future. The Party of God now has some 70,000 missiles and experience in ground offensives and urban warfare.
For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.