Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Dan Balilty/Pool
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Israel voiced doubt Sunday that an international ceasefire plan for Syria would work, with one senior official suggesting a sectarian partition of the country might be preferable.Ram Ben-Barak, director general of Israel's Intelligence Ministry, described partition as "the only possible solution".That would give Assad effective control of western Syria, Ben-Barak said, although much of the east is dominated by ISIS insurgents.While sharing foreign worries about ISIS advances, Israel worries that the common threat from the insurgents has created a de-facto axis between world powers and its arch-foe Iran, which also has troops helping Assad.
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