One cannot ignore increasing signs of friction on Israel's border with Syria, writes Benedetta Berti for the Institute of National Security Studies.
Lately, even the ceasefire line with Syria, after decades of calm, has become an issue of potential concern for Israel. In the past weeks, the ongoing internal war in Syria repeatedly spilled into Israel. Although these episodes were not the first instances of errant Syrian mortars shells landing into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, what changed in the past few weeks is that the Israeli army decided, for the first time, to fire back.
Tariq Alhomayed of Asharq Al-Awsat lashes out at Hezbollah for its efforts to send weaponry to the Gaza Strip.
This suggests that Hezbollah’s involvement in the transfer of arms, and in smuggling them to our states, is a continuous process, with the help of Iran and the al-Assad regime before the Syrian revolution. The purpose of this is to ignite proxy wars in our region, and to destabilize the security and stability of Egypt and Jordan and others.
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- Haaretz: When Morsi says 'Israel' out loud
- Jerusalem Post: Clinton to arrive in Israel, push for Gaza ceasefire
- Ynet: Guard at US Embassy in Tel Aviv attacked with knife, axe
- New York Times: In Israel, resignation to the cycle of violence
- Washington Post: Israeli-Hamas conflict creates wedge in U.S. relations with Turkey and Egypt, two key partners in Middle East
- Wall Street Journal: Israel's Iron Dome
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