Israel Prefers the End of the Assad Regime to Its Continuance

(Wall Street Journal) Michael Oren - A recent Journal article asserts that Israel has expressed fears of instability in Syria if leader Bashar al-Assad is overthrown. Israel has expressed no such concerns. Allied with Iran, Assad has helped supply 55,000 rockets to Hizbullah and 10,000 to Hamas, very likely established a clandestine nuclear arms program, and profoundly destabilized the region. The violence he has unleashed on his own people demonstrating for freedoms confirms Israel's fears that the devil we know in Syria is worse than the devil we don't. The writer is Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.

2011-06-07 00:00:00

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