Rising Tension in the Golan Heights

(Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University) Omer Einav - For the first time, the Iranians are not concealing their presence in the Golan Heights, which until now was an improbable scenario. Hizbullah is permitting itself freedom of action and a high profile in the Golan and is working to establish an infrastructure in the region for attacks on Israel. Israel is working to significantly improve the components of defense in the north and to lower the profile of its moves so as to deny Hizbullah attractive operational opportunities. Israel's leading objective, aside from peace and quiet and security, is not to allow Iran and Hizbullah to establish a foothold for control and terror infrastructures in the Golan. Israel must show resolve and not be deterred by escalation if it has an interest in preventing the establishment of an Iranian-Hizbullah foothold in the Golan, which would be a platform for attacking Israel at a time and in circumstances that suit the axis.

2015-01-28 00:00:00

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