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President Obama began his first trip to Israel as President. Defense Secretary Hagel is planning an April visit to Israel. An Israeli official said the US is "very seriously" preparing for a potential attack on Iran. Intelligence Minister Steinitz said it was "apparently clear" that chemical weapons were used in Syria on March 19. The IDF provided medical aid to at least four Syrians wounded in the civil war in Syria.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon officially assumed his office. Molotov cocktails were thrown at an Israeli bus on a road that President Obama will travel on during his upcoming visit scheduled to begin on March 20. Israeli security sources said chemical weapons were used in Syria.
The 33rd government of Israel was sworn in. In his address before the Knesset, Prime Minister Netanyahu said "Israel will use any means necessary to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of hostile organizations." The IDF is planning on moving most of its headquarters from Tel Aviv to mega-bases in the south of the country. Egyptian intelligence officers arrived in Israel "for discussions on sensitive regional issues."
Israeli forces arrested 10 Palestinians linked to a March 15 rock-throwing attack that injured a number of Israeli civilians including an infant. A coalition agreement was signed between Likud Beiteinu, Habayit Hayehudi, and Yesh Atid. The government is expected to be sworn in early next week.
Aviv Kochavi, the head of Israel's Military Intelligence, said there are signs of a "second round of uprisings" in the Middle East. Kochavi also said that more and more jihadist organizations are sprouting up in the Sinai and Syria. With regard to the potential for a third Intifada, Kochavi said: "We estimate there's no energy for a third intifada." An Israeli infant was critically injured in a rock-throwing attack by Palestinians.