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Netanyahu picks hawkish security adviser

JERUSALEM | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed a former general known for his hawkish views as his new security adviser, a spokesman said Wednesday

Yaakov Amidror, who opposed the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, will replace Uzi Arad, a longtime Netanyahu confidant who resigned.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

King Mohamed announced constitutional reforms Wednesday and appointed a committee to draw up proposals to be presented by June.