Iran Is Coming Closer to Israel

(Ynet News) Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Giora Eiland - The civil war in Syria is nearing an end, and it appears that Assad, Hizbullah, Iran and Russia have won. The Iranians want to establish a second Hizbullah, a force of Shiite militias that will be deployed on the Golan Heights along the border with Israel which will get its instructions from Tehran. Israel must make it clear to Russia that the IDF will take action to prevent Iran from building any kind of military force of its own near the Golan Heights border. In addition, Israel should discreetly strengthen its ties with those living in the Syrian Golan who hate Iran and Hizbullah. In light of the changing reality, the need to cultivate true allies who are close to the Golan Heights border is growing fast. The writer is a former head of Israel's National Security Council.

2017-08-25 00:00:00

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