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With Israeli strikes, precise Russia-Israel relation will be defined sooner rather than later…

Al-Monitor’s Ben Caspit has an important and balanced piece. Suffice it to say, after the IAF attacks in Syria against Hezbollah and Iran: the Israeli-Russian relationship will be tested and will have to be defined, sooner rather than later:

“..Putin’s interests are antithetical to what most of the Israeli defense system want to happen: At this point, Israel continues to view the Shiite axis of evil, from Tehran through Damascus and up to Beirut, as the main threat to Israel and the entire region. Therefore, Putin’s efforts to tilt the balance in the Syrian battlefield together with the Iranians comes at the expense of Israel’s security needs. On the other hand, no one in Israel is getting too agitated yet. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps have suffered several harsh defeats at the hands of the Islamic State in the last two weeks, they say in Israel. It could be that Russian involvement will, all in all, equalize the battlefield and freeze the bloody stalemate. And this would be viewed by Israel as a positive development…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

November 3, 2015 at 7:42 pm

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