Ya'alon: Iran, Not ISIS, Is Israel's Central Enemy

(Jerusalem Post) Yonah Jeremy Bob - Former defense minister Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Ya'alon said Monday that the IDF operation against Hamas in 2014 had brought "complete quiet" on the Gaza front, despite small groups of Salafists who occasionally fire rockets. He added that the Lebanese, Syrian and Jordanian borders are all relatively quiet and that threats from jihadists in Sinai do not rise beyond a certain threshold. Ya'alon also noted, "Everyone views ISIS as an enemy. For us, Iran is still the central enemy and suddenly it changed to part of the solution for the U.S." He argued that Iran is exploiting the current situation to "acquire hegemonic power in the region." Ya'alon expressed hope that President-elect Trump would take a stronger stance to press Iran to reduce its sponsorship of terror.

2017-01-05 00:00:00

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