Uzi Arad, slated to head Netanyahu's National Security Council, has now been assured that he will be given a visa to enter the U.S., Ha'aretz reports. This is good news, because Arad is central to Netanyahu's team on Iran.

According to an earler report on the matter, in Yedioth Ahronoth, the controversy over Arad's visa revolves around a document that Arad sent to Pentagon official Larry Franklin, rather than information Franklin gave to Arad. The report said the document was written by Eran Lerman, a former Israeli military intelligence official who today is executive director of the American Jewish Committee's Israel/Middle East Office in Jerusalem, and that Lerman's paper was sent to all attendees at an Israeli academic conference, including Franklin.