Risk Assessment Shows Israeli Strike to Thwart Arms to Hizbullah Worth It

(Jerusalem Post) Eliezer Marom - Israel is continuing to prevent the transfer of quality weapons to Hizbullah. Iran is currently mired in battle in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon - and its forces and resources are "stretched out" to near their limit. Additionally, the Iranian regime is currently in the midst of negotiations for an agreement with Western powers on its nuclear program, which will likely end in the sanctions being lifted. In this situation, it is difficult to see Iran open a new front against Israel and endanger the agreement. Hizbullah is busy with fighting in Syria and Iraq, and at this stage also is not interested in opening a front against Israel. Vice.-Adm. (res.) Eliezer Marom served as commander of Israel's navy (2007-11).

2015-04-29 00:00:00

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